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Indiana's Election Dates

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Recent and Upcoming Election Dates And Deadlines

This page contains dates and deadlines information on elections occurring in Indiana.

Election dates and deadlines vary by locality. Please be advised that these dates are updated regularly but are subject to scheduling changes at the local level.

Please contact your local election office for more detailed information about the laws concerning election dates,poll hours,poll locations, voter id requirements,absentee voting, voter registration, name or address changes that would apply in your case.

2017 Election Dates & Deadlines

2017 November 7 Municipal General Election -- Date: November 7,2017

Deadlines

2018 Election Dates & Deadlines

2018 May 8 PRIMARY ELECTION DAY -- Date: May 8,2018

Deadlines
February 12, 2018 :By noon, to file a withdrawal of candidacy for the primary election.
March 24, 2018 :DEADLINE for the county election board to mail primary election absentee ballots to voters who have previously filed an application with circuit court clerk.
April 10, 2018 :First day a voter may vote an absentee ballot in the office of the circuit court clerk or satellite office.
April 30, 2018 :DEADLINE, by 11:59 pm, for the circuit court clerk to receive an absentee ballot application from an applicant requesting delivery of an absentee ballot by mail. Applications may be submitted to the circuit court clerk in person or by mail, fax or email.
May 7, 2018 :DEADLINE, by noon, for a circuit court clerk to receive absentee ballot applications from military/overseas voters requesting to vote by email or fax.
May 7, 2018 :DEADLINE, by noon, for a voter to vote an absentee ballot in person at the office of the circuit court clerk or satellite office.

2018 November 6 General Election -- Date: November 6,2018

Deadlines
May 22, 2018 :First day the circuit court clerk may receive absentee ballot applications from most voters for the general election.
July 16, 2018 :DEADLINE, by noon, for any candidate to voluntarily withdraw from the general election ballot.
September 22, 2018 Last day for county clerks to mail ballots to voters:DEADLINE for county election board to mail absentee ballots to voters who have already filed an application with circuit court clerk.
October 9, 2018 Voter Registration Ends:VOTER REGISTRATION ENDS
October 10, 2018 Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts:First day that a voter may vote an absentee ballot in the office of the circuit court clerk or satellite office
October 29, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail:DEADLINE, by 11:59 pm, for the circuit court clerk to receive an absentee ballot application from an applicant requesting delivery of a ballot by mail. Applications may be submitted to the circuit court clerk in person or by mail, fax or email.
November 5, 2018 Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends:DEADLINE,by noon, for a voter to vote an absentee ballot in the office of the circuit court clerk or satellite office.
November 5, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request deadline - UOCAVA citizens:DEADLINE,by noon, for a circuit court clerk to receive absentee ballot applications from military/overseas voters requesting to vote by email or fax.

Good To Know

Note

Laws, rules, and procedures in State and local elections may differ depending on the type of election.

General Elections

General elections have the most offices and issues on the ballot and usually generate more interest and higher turnout than any other elections. Most offices on the general election ballot are partisan.

Primary and Caucus

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. The main difference between a caucus and a primary is that a caucus involves face-to-face interaction between voters, where voters can try to persuade one another to vote for (or against) a certain candidate.

Municipal Elections

In municipal elections, registered voters elect members of their local government, such as mayors, council people, township supervisors and district judges.

School Elections

School elections are held to elect school board members and community college directors

Special Elections

A special election is held when someone who is already in office can no longer serve and must be replaced. All registered voters in the district can vote in a special election.

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