Absentee Info

Absentee Voting Facts and Deadlines

  • Absentee ballot applications to vote by mail or traveling board for the 2018 Primary Election must be submitted to the Circuit Court Clerk's Office.  There are several ways to submit them, as outlined below. 
  • Applications to vote absentee by mail must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 30, 2018. The post-mark date does not apply.  Click here to obtain an absentee ballot by mail application  (En EspaƱol)
  • Applications to vote absentee by travel board must be received by noon on Monday, May 7, 2018.  The post-mark date does not apply.  Click here to obtain an absentee ballot by travel board application
    Note: Travel board is for those who are confined or disabled and are in need of assistance marking their ballot, or for someone who is caring for such a person. 
  • 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 details regarding all methods of submitting an application, below.

How to submit absentee ballot applications:

- 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 2018 PrimaryElection will begin at 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, 2018.

Absentee voting in person for the 2018 Primary Election will end at 12:00 noon, Monday, May 7, 2018.

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 8, 2018, 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 (now on the first floor)
Nappanee - First Brethren Church, 1600 N. Main St., Nappanee
Middlebury - Town Hall, 418 N. Main St., Middlebury

Schedule - below schedule was approved by the Election Board at a public meeting on 2/22/18.

Mondays (except May 7) - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Elkhart and Goshen ONLY)
Tuesday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (Elkhart and Goshen ONLY)
Saturday, April 28 - 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  (ALL 4 LOCATIONS)
Saturday, May 5 - 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (ALL 4 LOCATIONS)
Monday (May 7) - 8:00 a.m. to NOON - noon is the deadline to vote absentee in-person. (Elkhart and Goshen ONLY)

The board unanimously voted to NOT offer evening hours for absentee voting for the 2018 primary election.  We will monitor the situation, and if necessary will adjust the schedule.

Important Information

2018 Elections 

2018 is a Countywide Election Year, and the Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. 

Local candidates wishing to file for offices on the Primary Election ballot can do so at the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk between January 10, 2018 and noon on February 9, 2018.  The full list of offices to be on the ballot can be found under candidate info.


Find Your Representative

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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