Baird: Indiana voters can now request absentee ballots online

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Tuesday, May 5, 2020

STATEHOUSE (May 5, 2020) — Indiana's registered voters can now submit an online application to receive their mail-in absentee ballot, according to State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle).

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the state's primary election is postponed to June 2. Registered voters do not need a reason to vote absentee in the upcoming election, and can request a ballot online or by fax, mail or email.  

"Slowing the spread of coronavirus requires everyone to take extra safety measures, including our election officials and workers," Baird said. "Hoosiers have several options to make sure their vote is counted during the upcoming primary, including visiting an early voting location, going to the polls on June 2 or submitting a mail-in absentee ballot. Allowing Hoosiers to request a mail-in ballot online is also a new and added convenience."

To request a mail-in ballot online, visit and click on the "apply online" button under "Vote by Mail or Traveling Board." Election ballot applications can be requested through May 21, and mail-in ballots must be received by noon on June 2.

Baird said for voters who have already received a mail-in ballot dated May 5, 2020, it will be considered valid. Voters can still choose to cast their ballot in person, either during early voting May 26 through June 1, or from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 2. To check your registration status, find early vote locations and hours, or to see who's on your ballot, visit


State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) represents House District 44, which includes
all of Putnam County and portions of Clay, Morgan, Owen and Parke counties.
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