Voting Info

Key Election Dates

October 11, 2011: First day a voter may vote an absentee-in-person at the county clerks office for the 2011 Municipal Election
October 31, 2011: Deadline for absentee-by-mail applications to be received for the 2011 Municipal Election
November 8, 2011: Municipal Election Day

Register to vote

You can register to vote by completing the Indiana Voter Registration Application (State Form 50504).

Early Voting Dates & Locations

Tuesday, October 11th through Monday, November 7th
Monday, October 10th – CLOSED
Monday through Friday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday, October 29th: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday, November 5th: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Monday, November 7th: 9:00am – 12:00 Noon

East Chicago
County Courthouse Clerk’s Office
3711 Main Street

Gary
County Courthouse Clerk’s Office
15 West Fourth Avenue

Hammond
County Courthouse Clerk’s Office
232 Russell Street

St. John
St. John Township Assessor’s Office
9155 Wicker Avenue (U.S. 41)

Winfield
Winfield Township Trustee’s Office
10645 Randolph Street

Download:
Indiana Voter Registration Application
Indiana Voter Registration Application (Spanish)

You will need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader software installed on your computer before you can download and view the application. This software is free and can be downloaded from the Adobe website.

If you need help with registering to vote, please contact us at info@mcdermottformayor.com.

How to vote by absentee ballot

Step 1: Register to vote

Step 2: Verify your voter registration

Once your voter registration application is received, the county voter registration office will process the application and determine your eligibility. If you are eligible, the county office will send you a voter registration acknowledgment card. Once you receive that card, you will be officially registered.

If you are not eligible, or if the application was incomplete, you will receive a notice denying the application or requesting the missing information. If you have not received a voter registration card or a notice from your county within about 30 days, call the county voter registration office. You can check your voter registration and polling location at anytime at www.indianavoters.com or by calling 1-866-IN-1-VOTE.

Step 3: Make sure you’re eligible to vote by absentee ballot

All registered voters in Indiana are eligible to vote absentee-in-person at the county election board office beginning 29 days before Election Day.

In order to vote absentee-by-mail, one of the following must apply:

  • You have a specific, reasonable expectation that you will be absent from the county on Election Day during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open (6 am until 6 pm).
  • You have a disability.
  • You are at least 65 years of age.
  • You will have official election duties outside of your voting precinct.
  • You are scheduled to work at your regular place of employment during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
  • You will be confined due to illness or injury or you will be caring for an individual confined due to illness or injury during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
  • You are prevented from voting because of a religious discipline or religious holiday during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
  • You are a participant in the state’s address confidentiality program.
  • You are a member of the military or a public safety officer.

Note:Voters voting absentee-by-mail are NOT required to show photo ID.

In order to vote absentee-by-traveling board, one of the following must apply:

  • The voter expects to be confined, due to illness or injury, or the voter expects to be caring for a confined person at a private residence, on Election Day.
  • The voter is a voter with disabilities and believes their polling place is not accessible to them.
  • The ballot will be delivered to you by a bi-partisan absentee voter oard who will be able to assist you with you ballot.
  • Voters voting by traveling board are NOT required to show photo ID.

Step 4: Apply for your absentee ballot

Download:
ABS-1: Application for Absentee Ballot
ABS-1: Application for Absentee Ballot (Spanish)
ABS-2: Application for Absentee Ballot by Mail Only
ABS-2: Application for Absentee Ballot by Mail Only (Spanish)
2011 Military and Overseas Voters Guide
Absentee Voter’s Bill of Rights

Complete and sign the form, and mail it to the county Elections Office, 2293 North Main Street, Suite 16 Crown Point, IN 46307 (219) 755-3795.

Step 5: Receive, complete and return your absentee ballot

The county Election Office will mail your absentee ballot and a return envelope.  Complete the absentee ballot, sign where indicated, and send it back to the county Election Office, 2293 North Main Street, Suite 16 Crown Point, IN 46307 (219) 755-3795.  Your voted absentee ballot must be received by the close of polls on election day.

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