Indiana's Voter ID Law
In 2005, Indiana passed a law requiring voters to show a photo ID to vote. Voters residing in a state-licensed care facility are exempted from the requirement. Acceptable ID’s must be issued by the state of Indiana or the U.S. government and must show the following:
- Name of individual to whom it was issued, which must conform to the individual's registration record
- Photo of the person to whom it was issued
- Expiration date (if it is expired, it must have an expiration date after the most recent general election; military IDs are exempted from this requirement)
If a voter does not show proper ID, they must vote by provisional ballot. The ballot will be counted if the voter returns to the election board by noon on the Monday after the election and shows an ID or signs an affidavit stating that they cannot obtain an ID because they are indigent or have a religious objection to being photographed. Also, in order for the ballot to be counted, the voter cannot have been challenged or required to vote a provisional ballot for any other reason.