Absentee Info

Absentee Voting Facts and Deadlines

  • Absentee ballot applications to vote by mail or traveling board for the 2016 Presidential Primary Election must be submitted to the Circuit Court Clerk's Office, 101 N. Main St., Rm. 204, Goshen, IN 46526.
  • Applications to vote absentee by mail must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2016. The post-mark date does not apply.  Click here to obtain an absentee ballot by mail application
  • Applications to vote absentee by travel board must be received by noon on Monday, May 2, 2016.  The post-mark date does not apply.  Click here to obtain an absentee ballot by travel board application
  • Applications may be hand-delivered, mailed, or faxed and will not be accepted at any other location.  Applications can now also be submitted by e-mail, see e-mail address below.

- Hand-Delivery:  Circuit Court Clerk, 101 N. Main St., Rm. 204, Goshen, IN 46526
- Mail: ATTN:  Christopher, Elkhart County Election Board, 101 N. Main St., Rm. 204, Goshen, IN 46526
- Fax: (574) 535-6471
- E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Absentee Voting in Person Information

Absentee voting in person for the 2016 Presidential Primary Election will begin at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

Absentee voting in person for the 2016 Presidential Primary Election will end at 12:00 noon, Monday, May 2, 2016.

Voters will need to show a photo ID that meets ALL of the following criteria:

1.Displays the voter's photo,
2.Displays the voter's name,
3.Displays an expiration date, and must either be current, or have expired after November 4, 2014, AND
4.Must be issued by the State of Indiana, or the Federal Government*

     *In most cases, an Indiana driver's license, Indiana photo ID card, Military ID or US Passport is sufficient. A student ID from an Indiana State school may only be used if it meets all of the 4 criteria specified above. A student ID from a private         institution may not be used for voting purposes. 
NOTE: An ID issued by the US Department of Defense, a branch of the uniformed services, the Merchant Marine, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (or Veterans Administration), or the Indiana National Guard is not required to have an expiration date, or may state that the document has an "Indefinite" expiration date.


Goshen - County Administration Building, 117 N. 2nd St., Room 108, Goshen
Elkhart - Lincoln Center, 608 Oakland Ave., Elkhart (not on the first floor)
Nappanee - First Brethren Church, 1600 N. Main St., Nappanee
Middlebury - Town Hall, 418 N. Main St., Middlebury


Mondays (except May 2) - 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Elkhart and Goshen ONLY)
Tuesday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  (Elkhart and Goshen ONLY)
Saturday, April 23 - 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  (ALL 4 LOCATIONS)
Saturday, April 30 - 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (ALL 4 LOCATIONS)
Monday (May 2) - 8:00 a.m. to NOON - noon is the deadline to vote absentee in-person. (Elkhart and Goshen ONLY)

Important Information

The 2016 Presidential Primary will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.  Anyone wishing to run for office in 2016 should visit our Candidate Info page to review the offices up for election, as well as the qualifications to run for office. 

The filing period for most offices is January 6, 2016 through noon on February 5, 2016.  Candidates for local offices file at the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, in Goshen.  For local office candidates, the Clerk’s Office will have the forms available when you file.  If you wish to obtain the forms prior to filing with the Clerk’s Office, contact us for more information.

Candidates for Federal, Statewide, State Legislative Offices, and Judicial Offices file with the Indiana Election Division.  Some offices also require a petition process.  Be aware that there are several steps and forms for these offices; plan accordingly.  See the 2016 candidate guide for more detailed information.  

2016 Indiana Candidate Guide

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Contact Us

Contact Us!Clerk's Office: (574)-535-6469
Voter Registration: (574)-535-6775 or (574)-535-6774
Address: 101 N Main St #204, Goshen, IN 46526

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