Voter Info for Military / Overseas Voters

The following is detailed information on who qualifies as a military or overseas voter under Indiana law. If you need more information, please contact us at

Registration Deadlines for military and overseas voters:

November 6, 2023, at 12 PM (noon) EST, is the deadline for a county to receive a voter registration application from a military or overseas voter who wishes to vote in the election on November 7, 2023.

Who is a military voter?

  • A member of the armed services or a merchant marine absent from residence due to active service within the U.S. or "overseas" (includes Canada);
  • Indiana National Guard member deployed outside of Indiana; or
  • A spouse or dependent of these service members.

I.C. 3-5-2-1.5

Who is an overseas voter?

  • An absent uniform services voter who is outside of the U.S. on Election Day;
  • A family member of a service member who is outside of the U.S. on Election Day (spouse or dependent);
  • A civilian living outside of the U.S., either temporarily or indefinitely, but otherwise eligible to vote in Indiana.

I.C. 3-5-2-34.5

Registration Deadline for RECENTLY DISCHARGED or TRANSFERRED military voters:

Certain recently discharged or transferred military voters can register (and vote absentee in the clerk's office) through noon on Election Day.

See form ABS-13 for details. Not every military voter qualifies.

I.C. 3-7-36-14

Registration and absentee ballot application for military and overseas voters:

FPCA Standard Form 76 is a combined registration and absentee ballot application. This form and instructions are available at the Federal Voting Assistance Program website:

Absentee voting information and deadlines for military and overseas voters:

Military or overseas voters wishing to vote by mail must apply by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Monday, October 30, 2023.

If voting by mail, the ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day November 7 2023 and received by the Election Board by noon, November 8, 2022.

Military or overseas voters requesting to vote by e-mail or fax may apply up to noon (EST) on November 6, for the General Election.

If voting by e-mail or fax, the ballot must be returned BY E-MAIL OR FAX by noon (EST), on Election Day,

Military or overseas voters casting their ballot by e-mail or fax must sign an affidavit stating that they understand their ballot cannot be a secret ballot. When we receive your absentee ballot application, we will send the specific affidavit to you with your ballot. The Election Board has a bi-partisan team that must remake the ballot into an official ballot to be tabulated.