Dates to Remember
Elections for the office of Indiana Senate will take place in 2020.
The general election will be held on November 3, 2020.
A primary is re-scheduled for June 2, 2020 due to the COVID-19 stay at home orders.
Where, How, and When to Vote
NOTE: Indiana has Voter ID Laws.
Indiana law requires a voter to present a government-issued photo ID before casting a ballot at the polls on Election Day. Photo identification must include the voter's name. The identification, which must be issued by the state or U.S. governments, must also have an expiration date. The ID must either be current or have expired sometime after the date of the last general election. Absentee voters do not need to show ID.
Register or validate your voter record online at the official Indiana Voters site.
Register by Mail or In Person
- Complete and return the voter registration form to any of the following:
- Indiana Election Division office
- local county voter
- registration office
- Bureau of Motor Vehicles
- License Branch
- public assistance office
By mail/ in writing:
Contact your local county voter registration office or faxing options.
- be a citizen of the United States;
- have resided in the precinct at least 30 days before the next election;
- be at least 18 years of age on the day of the next general election;
- not currently be incarcerated for a criminal conviction.
- In Person: 29 days before Election Day.
- By Mail: Postmarked 29 days before Election Day.
- Online: 29 days before Election Day.
Indiana permits no-excuse early voting. Learn more by visiting this website.
Early voting permits citizens to cast ballots in person at a polling place prior to an election. In states that permit no-excuse early voting, a voter does not have to provide an excuse for being unable to vote on Election Day. States that do not permit no-excuse early voting may still permit some citizens to vote early, provided that they have valid reasons for doing so; this practice is known as in-person absentee voting. As of January 30, 2018, 34 states and the District of Columbia permitted no-excuse early voting.
Absentee ballot applications and forms
- ABS-IN PERSON Application for In-Person Absentee Ballot | En Español
- ABS-TRAVELING BOARD
- ABS-MAIL: Application for Absentee Ballot by Mail Only | En Español
- 2019 Military and Overseas Voter Guide
- Absentee Voter's Bill of Rights
An individual is eligible to vote absentee in an election if he or she cannot make it to the polls on the day of an election for one of the following reasons:
- The voter has "a specific, reasonable expectation" that he or she will be absent from his or her home county on Election Day during the entire voting period.
- The voter is disabled.
- The voter is 65 years of age or older.
- The voter will be responsible for official election duties outside of his or her voting precinct.
- The voter is scheduled to work during the entire voting period.
- The voter will "be confined due to illness or injury" or "will be caring for an individual confined due to illness or injury" during the entire voting period.
- The voter is prevented from voting during the regular voting period due to religious reasons.
- The voter is a participant in the state's address confidentiality program.
- The voter is a military service member or public safety officer.
To vote absentee, a request must be received at least eight days prior to the election. The ballot must then be returned by close of polls on election day.
About the Indiana Senate
The Indiana Senate is the upper chamber of the Indiana General Assembly. Alongside the Indiana State House of Representatives, it forms the legislative branch of the Indiana state government and works alongside the governor of Indiana to create laws and establish a state budget.
Legislative authority and responsibilities of the Indiana Senate include:
- Passing bills on public policy matters
- Setting levels for state spending
- Raising and lowering taxes
- Voting to uphold or override gubernatorial vetoes.
The Indiana Senate meets in the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.
25 of the 50 seats in the Indiana Senate are up for election in 2020.
Indiana has a Republican state government trifecta. A trifecta exists when one political party simultaneously holds the governor’s office and majorities in both state legislative chambers.