Absentee Voting Information and Deadlines

Applications to vote absentee by mail must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2024. The post-mark date does not apply.

Absentee Ballot Application Information

  • Absentee ballot applications to vote by mail for the 2024 Presidential General Election must be submitted to the Circuit Court Clerk's Office. As outlined below, there are several ways to submit them. 
  • You can apply for an absentee ballot by mail online at Indianavoters.com.  If you are a registered voter in the State of Indiana, you can submit an ABS-MAIL or ABS-POR CORREO application by clicking the "Visit My Voter Portal" button on that page, entering your registration information exactly as it appears on your current voter registration, and clicking Absentee Voting in the gray sidebar on your portal page. (NOTE: Voters will be asked to opt-in to Two-Factor Authentication or, if already enrolled, enter their 2FA credentials before accessing their personalized voter portal page)
  • Applications to vote absentee by mail must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2024. The post-mark date does not apply.
  • Applications may be hand-delivered, mailed, or faxed and will not be accepted at any other location. Applications can now also be submitted by e-mail. See details regarding all methods of submitting an application below.
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How to submit absentee ballot APPLICATIONS

Please note: This does not apply to submitting a completed election ballot. This is for ballot applications ONLY!

There are a number of ways to submit an absentee ballot application in Elkhart County. When your ballot application is completed, you may submit the ballot via the following methods:


Ballot applications may also be faxed; please fax the application to:

  • Fax: (574) 535-6471


Applications can be emailed to the following address. Email attachments sent must be legible for us to be able to issue an absentee ballot.

Hand Delivery

You may deliver the completed ballot application in person to:

  • Circuit Court Clerk, 101 N. Main St., Room 204, Goshen, IN 46526.


Ballot Applications may be mailed to the following address:

  • Elkhart County Election Board, 101 North Main St., Room 204, Goshen, IN 46526

Mailing Your Absentee Ballot

Your mail-in ballot must in at the Clerk's office on or before the day of the Presidential Primary Election.

Your absentee ballot will arrive with a postage-paid envelope and a place for you to sign. You must mail the absentee ballot back in this envelope. All mail-in absentee ballots must be at the Clerk's Office on or before the Election. This means the Clerk's Office must have the ballot in their possession by Election Day, even if the postmark is dated before Election Day. Please give yourself and the post office extra time when mailing to ensure the ballot arrives on time.

Absentee Voting In-Person Information

Absentee voting in person for the 2024 Presidential General Election will begin Tuesday, October 8, 2024.

The dates here are current as of this update.

Absentee voting in person for the 2024 Presidential General Election will end Monday, November 4, 2024, at EXACTLY 12:00 PM Eastern Time. This time is by state mandate and is strictly enforced.

Voters will need to show a photo ID that meets ALL of the following criteria:

  1. Must display the voter's photo,
  2. Must display the voter's name
  3. Must display an expiration date and must either be current or have expired after November 8, 2022, AND
  4. Must be issued by the State of Indiana or the Federal Government*

*In most cases, an Indiana driver's license, Indiana photo ID card, Military ID, or US Passport is sufficient. A student ID from an Indiana State school may only be used if it meets all four criteria. A student ID from a private institution may not be used for voting purposes. 

NOTE: An ID issued by the US Department of Defense, a branch of the uniformed services, the Merchant Marine, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (or Veterans Administration), or the Indiana National Guard is not required to have an expiration date, or may state that the document has an "Indefinite" expiration date.

Locations and Times for In-Person Absentee Voting

In-person absentee voting begins on Tuesday, October 8, 2024. The following locations will be open for in-person absentee voting. Maps to the locations can be found here.

In-Person Absentee Voter Center Locations


  • Goshen – Goshen First Presbyterian Church, East Lincoln Ave., Goshen, between 5th and 6th Streets, North 5th St. parking lot
  • Elkhart – Lincoln Center, 608 Oakland Avenue, Elkhart*
    *(report to the reception desk on the first floor to be directed to the voting room)
  • Middlebury - Middlebury Church of the Brethren, 507 Bristol Ave. (Sat., October 26th and Sat., November 2nd ONLY)
  • Nappanee - First Brethren Church, 1600 N. Main St. (Sat., October 26th and Sat., November 2nd ONLY)