Make A Plan To Vote

Sep 11, 2020 | Announcements, Uncategorized

Our Brit Olam Social Justice Team Is Here To Help You Vote And Offers You This Information to Make Your Plan To Vote:

First, check your voter registration, even if you think you don’t have to. Go to https://indianavoters.in.gov/ and click on Check Your Registration Record.

WAYS TO VOTE: Please scroll down to read more about these  4 topics”

  1. Can you vote by absentee ballot?
  2. Will you vote in person early?
  3. Will you vote on election day?
  4. Do you need help applying for and casting your ballot?  

Good information about voting can be found at: https://indianavoters.in.gov/ including Who’s on the Ballot? More good information is at the non-partisan Indiana League of Women Voters site, https://www.vote411.org/indiana

In Indiana, you will need an ID valid for the state to vote. Scroll Down to ID Requirements Below.

College Students and first time voters scroll down to the end of this page or go to

 

VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT

You can vote by absentee ballot if you fit one of the following 11 excuses:

  • The voter has a “reasonable expectation” that they will be out of county for the entire time polls are open on Election Day
  • The voter has a disability
  • The voter is 65 years old or older
  • The voter has official election duties outside of their voting precinct
  • The voter is scheduled to work during the entire time the polls are open
  • The voter will be “confined due to illness or injury” or caring for someone who is confined as such for the entire time the polls are open
  • The voter is prevented from voting due to a religious discipline or holiday on Election Day
  • The voter participates in the state’s address confidentiality program
  • The voter is a member of the military or a public safety officer
  • The voter is considered a “serious sex offender” as defined by state statute
  • The voter does not have access to transportation to the polls

You MUST check off one of the excuses on both the online and paper application forms.

Any concern about the COVID virus does not qualify for an absentee ballot.

If you don’t qualify for an absentee ballot, make a different plan.

To vote by absentee ballot, you must first APPLY for an absentee ballot:

No ballots will be sent to you for this election unless you first apply for an absentee ballot.

 TO APPLY for an absentee ballot:

At https://indianavoters.in.gov/ click Apply Online / Get Forms and then on Visit My Voter Portal. Then enter your personal information and proceed to your Voter Page to complete the application online.

  • ORinstead, you have the option of calling or visiting your County Election Office and picking up or requesting by phone an application for the absentee ballot. Information on local County Election Offices is below.
  • You will have to check off one of the eleven excuses on the absentee ballot application.
  • Your application will be sent to you by US mail.
  • The deadline to apply online or return the absentee ballot applicationOctober 22, 2020, by 11:59 P.M.
  • Complete the application A.S.A.P. and do not wait. This helps the county clerk’s office and assures you will receive your mail-in absentee ballot in time.

To FILL OUT an absentee ballot:

  • When your absentee ballot arrives in the mail, vote your choices. Be sure to put the absentee ballot in its return envelope, then sign and date the back of the return envelope. If you are from a household of more than 1 absentee voter, be sure that each ballot is in the correct envelope, with the correct signature.
  • Fill out and return your absentee ballot immediately to be sure your vote counts.

To RETURN an absentee ballot:

  • By mail. If you return your ballot by mail, it is recommended that you put it in the mail at leastFOURTEEN DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION. If you can’t mail the ballot by October 21, consider delivering by hand. Your ballot must arrive by 12 NOON ON NOVEMBER 3, 2020.
  • Hand deliver. You may deliver your ballot to your County Election Office, but it MUST arrive by 12 NOON ON NOVEMBER 3, 2020. Below is a list of local county election offices.
  • You may ask someone in your household, or a person designated as your attorney, to deliver your ballot for you. That person will have to fill out a form when they deliver the ballot.
  • In Marion County ONLY, you can deliver a completed absentee ballot in its signed envelope to any early voting site during early voting hours, in addition to the Election Clerk’s office.
  • You can check on the status of your absentee ballotafter you apply and after you return it at https://indianavoters.in.gov/ Here’s how: First, click on Check Voting Status- Check your Registration Record. Enter the requested information and submit. When you get to the Welcome page, scroll all the way down and the information is at the bottom left of the page, under the title, 2020 General Election. You may have to click on Absentee Ballot Information to get to the information that you need.
  • Questions about delivery? Call your County Election Office.
  • This is not working? Go back to Make a Plan or contact your County Election Office.
  • Or you can contact the Brit Olam Committee at

Is mail-in voting more susceptible to fraud?   Numerous investigations have found no evidence that voting by mail results in increased voter fraud.  For further information visit the Brennan Center for Justice: 

This is a very good Indianapolis Star review of the Indiana mail voting process:  https://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/08/10/mail-voting-indiana-what-you-need-know-vote-mail/3303694001/

County Election Offices:

Marion County Election Office

City-County Building, 200 E. Washington St. W-144, Indianapolis, IN 46204

emailelections@indy.gov

https://www.indy.gov/agency/marion-county-election-board

Hamilton County Election Office

1 Hamilton County Square Suite 106 Noblesville, IN 46060

Phone: (317) 776-8476

https://www.hamiltoncounty.in.gov/219/Election-Office

Boone County Election Office

212 Courthouse Square Lebanon, IN 46052

(765) 482-3510

jfouts@co.boone.in.us

Hancock County Election Office

Hancock County Courthouse, 9 E. Main Street, Room 227, Greenfield, IN 46140
Phone: (317) 477-1109

Hendricks County Election Office

355 S Washington St #120, Danville, IN 46122

Phone: (317) 745-9249

  1. VOTE EARLY. In Indiana, this is called an “In person absentee ballot.”

Here are dates and hours for early voting for local counties. Call your County Election Office (see below) for questions. Any registered voter can vote early, but different counties have different places and hours.

Don’t want to vote early? Go back to Make a Plan

Marion County Election Office

City-County Building, 200 E. Washington St.,W-144, Indianapolis, IN 46204

(317) 327-VOTE or (317) 327-5100

emailelections@indy.gov

https://www.indy.gov/agency/marion-county-election-board

Marion County Early Voting Information

Marion County will have five (5) satellite sites for the November 3, 2020 General Election. In person absentee voting at satellite sites will begin on Saturday, October 24 and end on Sunday, November 1. The hours of operation on weekdays are from 11:00am – 7:00pm and on weekends they will operate from 10:00am – 5:00pm at the following locations:

Krannert Park Community Center, 605 S High School Road,Indianapolis, IN 46241

Lawrence Township Education & Community Center, 6501 Sunnyside Road, Indianapolis, IN 46236

Perry Township Government Center, 4925 Shelby Street. Indianapolis, IN 46227

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260

Warren Township Government Center, 501 N Post Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219

Marion County will have early in person absentee voting at the office of the Circuit Court Clerk for the November 3, 2020 General Election at the following address:

Office of the Circuit Court Clerk, 200 E. Washington Street, W-122. Indianapolis, IN 46204

In person absentee voting at the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk will begin on Tuesday, October 6 and end on Monday, November 2. The hours of operation are:

Weekdays: 8:00am – 5:00pm from Tuesday, October 6 – Friday, October 23

Weekdays: 8:00am – 7:00pm from Monday, October 26 – Friday, October 30

Weekends: 10:00am – 5:00pm from Saturday, October 10 – Saturday October 31 and Sunday, October 11 – Sunday, November 1

Last Day: 8:00am – Noon on Monday, November 2

Hamilton County Election Office

1 Hamilton County Square, Suite 106,Noblesville, IN 46060

Phone: (317) 776-8476

https://www.hamiltoncounty.in.gov/219/Election-Office

Hamilton County Early Voting

2020 Dates and Times for Early Voting in Person

Judicial Center – One Hamilton County Square, Noblesville

Hamilton County Fairgrounds Annex Building – 2003 Pleasant St, Noblesville

Tuesday thru Friday, October 6 – 9 from 9 am to 4 pm
Monday thru Friday, October 12 – 16 from 9 am to 4 pm
Monday thru Saturday, October 19 – 24 from 9 am to 4 pm
Monday thru Saturday, October 26 – 31 from 9 am to 4 pm
Monday, November 2 from 8 am to noon

Jill Perelman Pavilion, 3000 W 116th St, Carmel

Mercy Road Church, 2381 Pointe Parkway, Carmel

Billericay Park Building, 12690 Promise Road, Fishers

Roy G Holland Memorial Park Building, 1 Park Drive, Fishers

Westfield City Hall, 130 Penn Street, Westfield

Cool Creek Nature Center, 2000-1 E 151st St, Carmel

Wednesday and Thursday, October 21 & 22 from 2 pm to 7 pm *** see below
Friday and Saturday, October 23 & 24 from 10 am to 3 pm
Wednesday and Thursday, October 28 & 29 from 2 pm to 7 pm
Friday and Saturday, October 30 & 31 from 10 am to 3 pm

***only exception is Cool Creek Nature Center – Thursday, October 22nd – hours TBA

Boone County Election Clerk’s Office, 212 Courthouse Square, Lebanon, IN 46052

(765) 482-3510

jfouts@co.boone.in.us

Boone County Early Voting 

Monday – Friday October 6th – October 30th

Boone County Courthouse                            Courthouse                                                   8a.m. – 4 p.m.

212 Courthouse Sq.

Lebanon, IN 46052

Saturday, October 24th

Boone County Courthouse                            Courthouse                                                   8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Whitestown Municipal Building                  6210 S 700 E Whitestown                         8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Zionsville Town Hall                                      1100 W Oak St. Zionsville                           8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

 October 26th, 27th, 28th

Boone County Courthouse                             Courthouse                                                   8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Whitestown Municipal Building                   6210 S 700 E Whitestown                         1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Zionsville Town Hall                                        1100 W Oak St. Zionsville                         1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

October 29th & 30th

Boone County Courthouse                             Courthouse                                                    8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Zionsville Town Hall                                         1100 W Oak St. Zionsville                         1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Zionsville Hussey-Mayfield Library   250 N 5th St Zionsville                          1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Lebanon Location                                         TO BE DETERMINED                          1 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Whitestown Municipal Building                      6210 S 700 E Whitestown                        1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Freedom Church                                                 2601 Indianapolis Ave. Lebanon            1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Thorntown Public Library                                 124 N Market St. Thorntown                  1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Jamestown Municipal Building                        421 E Main St. Jamestown                     1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Elizaville Christian Church                                 5745 N 500 E Lebanon                          1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 31st

Boone County Courthouse                                  Courthouse                                               8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Zionsville Town Hall                                            1100 W Oak St. Zionsville                     8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Whitestown Municipal Building                        6210 S 700 E Whitestown                    8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

November 2nd, 2020

Boone County Courthouse                                  Courthouse                                              8 a.m. – noon

Hancock County Election Office

Hancock County Courthouse, 9 E. Main Street, Room 227, Greenfield, IN 46140
Phone: (317) 477-1109

Hancock County Early Voting

Hancock County Annex – 111 American Legion Place, Greenfield

Weekdays – 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 through Friday, October 30, 2020

ALSO:  Monday, November 2, 2020 until NOON

Saturdays – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

October 24, 2020 and October 31, 2020

 Hancock County Public Libraries

Greenfield Branch – 900 W. McKenzie Rd., Greenfield and Sugar Creek Branch – 5731 U.S. 52, New Palestine

Weekdays 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Monday, October 19, 2020 through Friday, October 30, 2020

Saturdays – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

October 24, 2020 and October 31, 2020

Sundays – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

October 25, 2020 and November 1, 2020

 Fortville Community Center – 400 W. Church Street, Fortville and Buck Creek Township Fire Department, 5809 W. Airport Blvd., Greenfield

Weekdays — 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Monday, October 19, 2020 through Friday, October 30, 2020

Saturdays – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

October 24, 2020 and October 31, 2020

Sundays – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

October 25, 2020 and November 1, 2020

 

Hendricks County Election Office

355 S Washington St, #120, Danville, IN 46122

Phone: (317) 745-9249

Hendricks County 2020 General Early Voting

Hendricks County Government Center Meeting Room 3, Danville

Tuesday – Friday October 6-30                      8am to 4pm

Saturdays October 17, 24, & 31                     8am to 3pm

Monday November 2                                      8am to 12pm

 

Satellite Locations

 

Hope Community Church, Brownsburg

Wednesday – Saturday October 14-31           10am to 3pm

 

Radiant Chapel, Avon

Brownsburg Fire Training Facility, Brownsburg

Guilford Twp. Community Center, Plainfield

Plainfield Community Church, Plainfield

 

Wednesday & Thursday, October 14-29        2pm to 7pm

Friday and Saturday October 16-31               10am to 3pm

 

 

Not voting early? Vote in person. See below.

  1. VOTE IN PERSON ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3. Polls are open between 6:00AM and 6:00PM.

Go to https://www.hamiltoncounty.in.gov/219/Election-Officeorder to find your polling place, or call your County Election Office.

  1. DO YOU NEED HELP CASTING YOUR BALLOT? 
  • Voting from a Care Home and need help? Contact your home’s administration. One of the staff, or the resident social worker or activity director may be able to help. If you still need help, contact your County Election Office or the Brit Olam Committee.
  • Voting by Traveling Board:Voting by travel board is an option for some voters to have a bi-partisan team deliver the voter’s ballot and assist the person with completing their ballot during the 19-day period before the election. This process may vary from the usual because of COVID conditions.
  • Check if you are eligible to vote by travel board. You must be registered to vote in Indiana. Generally, the voter is physically unable to complete the ballot and sign the affidavit on their own.
  • Apply to vote by travel board at https://indianavoters.in.gov/ Go to Apply online- Get Forms. Fill in the information in the Voter Portal. Once on the Welcome page, scroll all the way down and click on Forms and Deadlines.
  • Schedule a time to have the travel board come to you.
  • Apply to vote by travel board as early as you can. 

 

Indiana ID requirements. College students and first-time voters scroll down

  • photo IDis required of all voters casting a ballot in person. There are exceptions for certain confined voters and voters casting absentee ballots by mail. Acceptable forms of ID include: driver’s license, passport, military ID or picture ID from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.The criteria for acceptable ID include:
  • Photograph
  • A name which matches the voter registration record
  • An expiration date after Election Day
  • Must have been issued by the U.S. government or the State of Indiana
  • A student ID from an Indiana State school may only be used if it meets all of the four criteria specified above. A student ID from a private institution may not be used for voting purposes. For more information for college students, click
  • If you do not have an acceptable form of ID you can get one from your local DMV location! https://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2625.htm If you need help, contact the Brit Olam Committee.

 

College Students and First Time Voters Information 

https://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2626.htm

College students may only register at one of two places:

  1. The address where they live while attending school; OR
    2. The address where they live while not attending school

NOTE: the intent of where students plan to return after attending college, or during summer and winter breaks, is not to be factored into the decision to approve their registration. They may register at school, if they so choose.

It is a violation of election law to challenge a voter solely on the basis that: (1) the voter is enrolled in an educational institution or; (2) the voter’s address on the registration record is at an address which is housing provided for students by an educational institution. (IC 3-5-4.5-2)

As a first-time voter in Indiana, you will be required to present documents at the polls that confirm your residence address if you registered by mail. Acceptable documents include:

  1. Indiana Driver’s License or Indiana State Identification Card, with the voter’s current name and address
  2. Any current and valid photo ID that contains the voter’s current name and address
  3. A current utility bill, with the voter’s current name and address
  4. A bank statement, with the voter’s current name and address
  5. Government check with the voter’s current name and address
  6. Paycheck with the voter’s current name and address
  7. Other government document that shows voter’s current name and address

NOTE: This is in addition to the photo ID requirement.  For more information please visit, http://www.photoid.in.gov/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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