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BMV Extends Hours For Election Day
Updated April 22, 2016 6:12 AM
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(BEDFORD) - Kent Abernathy, Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, announced that BMV license branches will extend hours of operation on Monday, May 2 and on Tuesday, May 3 to issue ID cards and driver's licenses that may be used for identification at a polling place.

Branches will be open on Monday, May 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday, May 3, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

These license branches will only process new, amended or replacement ID cards, and renewed, amended or replacement driver's licenses and learner permits.

The Indiana BMV provides free, state-issued ID cards for voting purposes to any unlicensed Hoosier, as long as he or she can provide proper documentation and will be at least 18 years of age on or before the next General or Municipal Election. The following documents are required to obtain a new state ID card or driver's license (a complete list can be found at

  • Proof of Identity document, such as a birth certificate or 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 passport.
  • Proof of residency, two documents such as a voter registration card, utility bill or bank statement.

All license branches will resume regular business hours on Wednesday, May 4.

Historical Numbers

General Primary 2012

  • Monday, May 7, 2012: 4,673 Credential Transactions
  • Tuesday, May 8, 2012: 8,932 Credential Transactions

General Election 2012

  • Monday, Nov. 5, 2012: 7,628 Credential Transactions
  • Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012: 11,472 Credential Transactions

Midterm Primary 2014

  • Monday, May 5, 2014: 1,481 Credential Transactions
  • Tuesday, May 6, 2014: 3,878 Credential Transactions

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