BMV to extend hours for voter IDs

Staff Reports

Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle license branches will be open for extended hours Monday and Tuesday to issue ID cards and drivers’ licenses that may be used for identification at a polling place, including Tuesday’s primary.

The branches will be open Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

These license branches will only process new, amended or replacement ID cards, and renewed, amended or replacement driver’s licenses and learner permits.

The Indiana BMV provides free, state-issued ID cards for voting purposes to any unlicensed Hoosier, as long as he or she can provide proper documentation and will be at least 18 years of age on or before the next general or municipal election. The following documents are required to obtain a new state ID card or driver’s license (a complete list can be found at

Proof of identity document, such as a birth certificate or passport.

Proof of Social Security document, such as a Social Security card, pay stub or W-2.

Proof of lawful status, such as a birth certificate or passport.

Proof of residency, two documents such as a voter registration card, utility bill or bank statement.

All license branches will resume regular business hours on Wednesday.