MADISON COUNTY — The 2016 general election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 8, but there is still time to vote early.
Early voting began in mid-October at the Madison County Courthouse, 16 E. Ninth St., Anderson, and continues through Monday, Nov. 7.
Weekday early voting hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. remain in effect today, Wednesday, Nov. 2, and Thursday, Nov. 3.
Extended hours apply in subsequent days.
On Friday, Nov. 4, voting hours at the courthouse are set for 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
On Saturday, Nov. 5, voting hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On Monday, Nov. 7, early voting runs from 8 a.m. to noon.
Polls are open on Election Day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
About Photo ID
A voter must provide government-issued photo ID before casting a ballot, except when voting absentee by mail or traveling board. It must fit these criteria:
- ID must display your photo.
- Name on the ID must conform to voter registration record. Conform does NOT mean identical. Below are examples
- Bob John Crew
- Bob J. Crew
- Bob Crew
- John Crew
- J. Crew
- Robert John Crew
- Robert J. Crew
- Robert Crew
- R. John Crew
- R. J. Crew
ID must contain an expiration date and either still be current or have expired sometime after the date of the last general or municipal election (Nov. 4, 2014).
Certain military and veterans IDs with no expiration date or an “indefinite” expiration date are acceptable.
ID must be issued by the State of Indiana or the U.S. government.
In most cases, an Indiana driver’s license, Indiana photo ID card, military ID or U.S. passport is sufficient. Interim or paper IDs issued by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles are also acceptable.
People who are unable or unwilling to present ID meeting these requirements may cast a provisional ballot. People who cast a provisional ballot have until noon 10 days after the election to follow up with the county election board and either provide the necessary documentation or affirm one of the law’s exemptions applies to them.
Exemptions do exist for the indigent, those with a religious objection to being photographed, and individuals living in state-licensed facilities where the precinct’s polling place is also located.
People who do not have a valid photo ID can obtain an Indiana photo ID card free of charge from any Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch that issues driver’s licenses and ID cards. Be sure to bring the required documents to secure the ID (more information at in.gov/bmv).