Here’s how to vote in Indiana’s primary election

Campaign signs adorn an early voting center in Fishers, Indiana. (Credit: Rory Appleton)

May 07, 2024

Thousands of Hoosier voters will head to the polls Tuesday, May 7, for Indiana’s primary election. 

This year’s ballot includes a competitive contest for governor, as well as dozens of state and federal legislative races and a few school referenda. 

The primary will decide which candidates will represent their respective parties in the Nov. 5 general election. 

What time do the polls open, close and how can I vote?

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday. If you are in line by 6 p.m., you will be allowed to vote in the primary. Visit to check your polling place location, voter registration status and who will be appearing on your ballot. 

All voters must present a valid government-issued ID on election day. Indiana driver’s licenses, military IDs and U.S. passports are sufficient in most cases. 

If you voted by mail, your absentee ballot must be received by your county election official by 6 p.m. Tuesday. 

Who is on the ballot?

It depends on where you live, but all voters will be asked to select candidates for governor and U.S. Senate. You should also expect to see district-wide races for state and federal legislators.

Can I still vote early?

Yes, early voting runs until noon Monday. Check for more information. 

Do I need to register with a specific political party? 

No, but you will be asked to select either a Republican or Democratic ballot. 

Where can I learn more about the candidates? 

State Affairs has covered a variety of races this election season. Here are some stories to get you started: 

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