(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Indiana law requires Hoosiers to show identification before they cast a ballot.
The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday for anyone who needs to obtain a government-issued photo ID card. Issuing IDs will be the only service offered at the BMV on Election Day.
Dennis Rosebrough, the Deputy Commissioner of the BMV, says the number of people getting government-issued photo IDs increases during election years. Rosebrough says since October 1st, there have been more than 23,000 Indiana ID cards processed, compared to 17,000 in a typical month.
“We noticed most recently in 2008 with the presidential election there was a larger number, and we’re seeing a little bit larger number. Not quite as much as we did in 2008, but there is some increase this year,” he said.
Besides a drivers license, other items that can be used as a passable voter ID include a U.S. passport, military ID, or photo ID card.
Hoosier voters can check on their voter registration status, find their polling location, and more at www.IndianaVoters.com.