Who is a military voter?
- A member of the armed services or a merchant marine absent from residence due to active service within the U.S. or "overseas" (includes Canada);
- Indiana National Guard member deployed outside of Indiana; or
- A spouse or dependent of these service members.
Who is an overseas voter?
- An absent uniform services voter who is outside of the U.S. on Election Day;
- A family member of service member who is outside of the U.S. on Election Day (spouse or dependent);
- A civilian living outside of the U.S., either temporarily or indefinitely, but otherwise eligible to vote in Indiana.
Registration Deadlines for military and overseas voters:
Monday, April 27, 2020 is the deadline for a county to receive a voter registration application from a military or overseas voter who wishes to vote in the Primary Election on May 5, 2020.
Registration Deadline for RECENTLY DISCHARGED/TRANSFERRED military voter:
Certain recently discharged or transferred military voters can register (and vote absentee in the clerk's office) through noon on Election Day (May 5, 2020.)
See form ABS-13 for details. Not every military voter qualifies.
Registration and absentee ballot application for military and overseas voters:
- FPCA Standard Form 76 is a combined registration and absentee ballot application. This form and instructions are available at the Federal Voting Assistance Program website: www.fvap.gov .
Absentee voting information and deadlines for military and overseas voters
- Military or overseas voters wishing to vote by mail, must apply by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, April 23, 2020.
- If voting by mail, the ballot must be postmarked on or before election day (May 5, 2020), and must be received by the election board by noon, May 15, 2020.
- Military or overseas voters requesting to vote by e-mail or fax may apply up to noon (EST) on Monday, May 4, 2020, for the Primary Election.
- If voting by e-mail or fax, the ballot must be returned BY E-MAIL OR FAX by noon (EST), on election day, May 5, 2020.
- Military or overseas voters casting their ballot by e-mail or fax must sign an affidavit stating that they understand that their ballot cannot be a secret ballot. When we receive your absentee ballot application, we will send the specific affidavit to you with your ballot. The election board has a bi-partisan team that must remake the ballot onto an official ballot to be tabulated.