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BMV to extend hours for Election Day

Times staff

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will extend its hours of operation on Monday and Tuesday in order to issue ID cards and driver’s licenses, which will be used for identification at polling centers. Branches will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, and then from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

As required by state law, branches will only process new, amended or replacement ID cards and renewed, amended or replacement driver’s licenses and learner permits. New driver’s licenses and learner permits will be processed, provided the customer has previously completed all required testing. Customers who are required to take a knowledge or driving skills exam to obtain or renew a license may choose to apply for a free ID card to use for voting purposes.

Individuals who hold a driver’s license or ID card that expired after the last general election may use the expired card as proof of identification for voting purposes. The paper interim credential issued at the license branch at the time of the transaction or after a customer has completed an internet credential transaction is acceptable proof of identification for voting purposes.

The Indiana BMV provides free, state-issued ID cards for voting purposes to any unlicensed Hoosier who is a U.S. Citizen, who can provide proper documentation, and who will be at least 18 years of age on or before the next general or municipal election.

To obtain a new state ID card or driver’s license, one must provide proof of identity, such as a birth certificate or a 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 a passport; and two documents that show proof of residency, such as a voter registration card, utility bill or bank statement. If your name has been legally changed and now differs from your identity documents, proof of name change must be provided in order to obtain a state ID or driver’s license.

A complete list of documents required to obtain a new state ID card or driver’s license can also be found at IN.gov/bmv.

All Indiana BMV branches will resume regular business hours on Wednesday.