Kent Abernathy, Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), reminds Hoosiers that in advance of election day, BMV license branches will extend hours of operation on Monday, Nov. 7 and on Tuesday, Nov. 8 to issue ID cards and driver’s licenses that may be used for identification at a polling place. All branches will be open on Monday, Nov. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
License 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.
The Indiana BMV provides free, state-issued ID cards for voting purposes to any unlicensed Hoosier that is a U.S. citizen 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 myBMV.com):
- Proof of Identity document, such as a birth certificate or passport
- Proof of Social Security document, such as a Social Security card, pay stub that contains the full SSN 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, Nov. 9.