Since voting by mail is a new process for many of us, please help spread the word! Make sure your friends and neighbors know how to request and return their absentee ballot. Here are some key resources and deadlines:
• Thursday, May 21: Absentee ballot application deadline. The application is available at https://indianavoters.in.gov. You may fill out the application online, or download it, fill it out, sign and send via email or USPS to your election office.
You are warned not to set up the “2 factor authentication” option for extra security offered on the indianavoters site until after you have filled out the online application. Some people who have set up the 2 factor authentication option early have ended up in a “pending” status, not able to complete the application.
Here is a tutorial on how to fill out the absentee ballot application online. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=907951309641125. After you submit this application, a paper ballot will be mailed to you with a postage-paid return envelope.
Your county election board or clerk’s office must receive your completed and signed absentee ballot application by midnight on May 21.
• Tuesday, June 1: Absentee ballot deadline. Your county election board or clerk’s office must receive your completed and signed absentee ballot by noon on June 2.
• Tuesday, June 2: Election Day! If you are registered to vote, and have not voted absentee in this primary, you’ll be able to vote in person. Please visit https://indianavoters.in.gov for updated information about polling place locations and safety precautions. Also, many counties are seeking applications for poll worker and absentee ballot counter positions on the day of the primary; if you are available and interested in helping, please contact your county election board or clerk’s office for more information.