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INDIANAPOLIS — Today is the first day of early voting for the Nov. 5 municipal elections.

Registered voters who won’t be able to make it to the polls on Election Day have two ways to cast an absentee ballot: in person and by mail.

You can cast an in-person absentee ballot at your local county election board office during regular business hours.

In order to vote absentee-by-mail, one of the following must apply:

  • You have a specific, reasonable expectation that you will be absent from the county on Election Day during voting hours.
  • You have a disability.
  • You are at least 65 years old.
  • You will have official election duties outside of your precinct.
  • You are scheduled to work during the entire 12 hours that the polls will be open on Election Day.
  • You will be confined due to illness/injury or you will be caring for someone confined due to illness/injury.
  • You are prevented from voting due to a religious discipline or religious holiday.
  • You are a member of the state’s address confidentiality program.
  • You are a military member or public safety officer.
  • You are a serious sex offender.
  • You are unable to vote due to a lack of transportation to the polls.

Learn more about early voting and check your voter registration at

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