For your convenience, you may initiate a request to be contacted by a member of the Porter County Election Division for an Application for Absentee Ballot. If you will be unable to VOTE at a polling location on Election Day, our party liaison will process your request to assist you with obtaining an application to vote by mail or travel board. To make a direct request for an Application for Absentee Ballot by phone, please call the Porter County Election Division at (219) 465-3552. *Disclaimer: This is NOT an actual ballot. As a courtesy, it's available for you to start the process to receive an application only.
Absentee Voting Facts to Know
All registered voters in Indiana are eligible to vote absentee-in-person at the county election board office beginning 28 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.
You are a "serious sex offender" as defined in Indiana Code 35-42-4-14(a).
You are prevented from voting due to the unavailability of transportation to the polls.
Note: Voters voting absentee-by-mail are NOT required to show photo ID.