Indiana elections, 2013
|On the 2013 ballot|
Exceptions include special elections.
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- See also: Absentee Voting
You are eligible to vote absentee in an election if you cannot make it to the polls on election day for one of the following reasons:
- 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.
Military and overseas voting
For full details, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program here.
- See also: Early voting
Indiana is one of 33 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins 29 days before an election and ends on the day prior to election day. The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.
Elections Performance Index
Indiana ranked 36th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Indiana received an overall score of 60%.
- Indiana Election Division Website, "Absentee Voting," accessed December 19, 2013
- Indiana Election Division, "The Absentee Voter's Bill of Rights," accessed December 19, 2013
- Long Distance Voter, "Early Voting Rules: Indiana," accessed December 19, 2013
- Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014