As the May primary election draws near, early and absentee voting has begun. The Indiana Secretary of State’s office says eligible voters can cast an absentee ballot in-person at their county clerk’s office or request an absentee ballot by mail.
Those who choose to vote absentee in-person must do so by May 7 at noon, the day before the primary election. Voters requesting an absentee ballot by mail must deliver their request by April 30.
"Early voting and absentee voting give Hoosiers more options when casting their ballots and many take advantage of the opportunity," said Secretary of State Connie Lawson. "In the 2016 primary, we saw 282,288 voters cast absentee ballots, and it is clear Hoosiers value that flexibility."
Lawson is encouraging voters to visit the Secretary of State Office’s voter portal to request an absentee ballot, view a sample ballot and check their county election information. Hoosiers can also use the website to confirm their voter registration and polling place.