Chesterton Tribune

BMV to issue voting ID cards

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Voters who do not have a state-issued identification card, such as a drivers license, can obtain one at a BMV office in time to vote on Election Day, Nov. 8. BMV offices will have extended hours to issue state ID cards and driverís licenses on Monday, Nov. 7 and Tuesday, Nov. 8. The hours on Monday will be 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The state-issued ID cards are free to any unlicensed Hoosier, as long as he or she can provide proper identification, such as a birth certificate or passport, Social Security document, and proof of residence such as a voter registration card, utility bill or bank statement. A full list of documents needed to get an ID card is available at

The license branches will only process ID cards and drivers licenses and will not perform any other BMV services on those days. Written tests and driving tests will not be offered on those days.

All BMV branches will also be closed on Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day.


Posted 11/1/2011