Indiana BMV extends hours for Election Day

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will extend its operating hours on November 7 and 8 to issue ID cards and driver's licenses to voters.

On November 7, BMV branches will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

On November 8, BMV branches will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All branches will stay open through the lunch hour.

Regular business hours will resume on November 9.

Branches will prioritize transactions that include new, amended, renewed, or replacement identification cards, licenses, learner permits, and CDLs that don't require testing.

Customers must provide all required documents to complete the transactions.

Customers can also complete a knowledge exam if the branch has room to facilitate it and the customer arrives at least one hour before the branch closes.

If you need to take a driving exam to renew or get a license, you can apply for a free ID card to vote with. These free ID cards are given to any unlicensed Hoosier who is a U.S. citizen, has the correct documents, and will be at least 18 years old on or before the next general or municipal election.

Click here for a list of documents needed to get a new ID or license.  

Customers who have a license or ID that expired after the last general election on November 3, 2020, can use the expired card as proof of identification for voting.

The paper interim credential given to customers at the branch during a transaction or after completing an internet transaction can also be used for identification for voting.

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