Applications to vote absentee by mail must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2020
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 ballot to:
Ballots can be emailed to the following address. Email attachments sent must be legible for us to be able to issue an absentee ballot.
You may deliver the completed ballot application in person to:
Ballot Applications may be mailed to the following address:
Your mail-in ballot must in at the Clerk's office on or before the day of the General 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 General Election. This means the Clerk's Office must have the ballot in their possession by this day even if the postmark is for the day of the election. Please give yourself and the post office a little extra time when mailing to ensure the ballot arrives on time.
Absentee voting in person for the 2020 General Election will begin October 6, 2020.
Dates here are current as of August 2020. Due to the pandemic, these dates may change by order of the Governor or Secretary of State of Indiana.
Absentee voting in person for the 2020 General Election will end November 2, 2020 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:
*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 of the 4 criteria specified above. 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.
In-person absentee voting begins on Oct. 6, 2020. The following locations will be open for in-person absentee voting. Maps to the locations can be found below and in the Vote Center Locations page.
Goshen – First Presbyterian Church – N 5th St. Public Parking Lot, Goshen, IN
Elkhart – Elkhart County Health Department – Lincoln Center – 608 Oakland Ave., Elkhart, IN
Middlebury – Middlebury Brethren Church – 507 Bristol Ave., Middlebury, IN
Nappanee – First Brethren Church – 1600 N Main St., Nappanee, IN
October 6 thru October 9 - 8 am to 4 pm – Goshen & Elkhart
October 12 - 8 am to 5 pm - Goshen & Elkhart
October 13 thru October 16 - 8 am to 4 pm – Goshen & Elkhart
October 19 thru October 23 - 8 am to 5 pm – Goshen, Elkhart, Middlebury & Nappanee
October 24 - 9 am to 4 pm – Goshen, Elkhart, Middlebury & Nappanee
October 26 thru October 30 - 8 am to 5 pm - Goshen, Elkhart, Middlebury & Nappanee
October 31 - 9 am to 4 pm – Goshen, Elkhart, Middlebury & Nappanee
November 2 - 8 am to 12 Noon – Goshen & Elkhart