View of the Bell Tower on Ball State's campus.

As a University, our mission compels us to prepare our graduates for meaningful lives that include full engagement as citizens in a democracy. The right to vote is fundamental to a true democracy and even as we face the challenges of a pandemic, your vote still matters.

Voting your voice begins with registering to vote, knowing how to vote, and being informed about the candidates and their policies on issues that are important to you. The information provided on this site pertains to the state of Indiana. For information about voting in other states, go to Campus Vote Project.

Your Right to Vote in Indiana

  • You are both a U.S. citizen and a resident of Indiana; and
  • You will be at least 18 years of age on or before the next General or Municipal Election; and
  • You are not currently in prison after being convicted of a crime; and
  • You have lived in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election; and
  • You are registered to vote.

Important Election Dates (Indiana)

October 10, 2023- Voter registration closes

October 13, 2023-Early voting begins (in select locations)

October 19, 2023- First Day of Absentee ballot voting (for eligible voters)

October 26, 2023- Deadline for absentee-by-mail applications to be submitted in-person, by mail, email or online

Municipal Election Day

November 7, 2023

State of Indiana Election Websites

Indiana Voter Information

Indiana Voter Portal

  • Register to Vote
  • Check your voting status
  • Apply to vote by mail/Absentee Ballot
  • Find your voting location and times
  • Election Security - How the state is preparing for a safe and secure election
  • Who’s on the Ballot in your voting area
  • Update your registration

Work the Polls

The State of Indiana depends on individuals to work the polls on election day. You must be a registered voter and a resident in the county in which you wish to work and you must be at least 18 years old. Learn more about how you can work the polls.