Make a Difference. Vote.

The deadline to register to vote or update a registration due to a change of address, or name, prior to the 2020 General Election is October 5, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Social media, talking around the watercooler at work, and discussing issues with your friends and family is a way to get your opinion heard. The easiest and most effective way to broadcast your opinion and truly make it count is by the simple act of voting. We have the information you need right here to register and make your voice heard.


Indiana Voter Registration Forms

Clicking on the buttons below will take you to the most recent version of the Indiana Voter Registration form.  This form can be used to register to vote, change your name, or change your address.  

VRG7 Indiana Voter Registration Application VRG7 Indiana Voter Registration Application (En Español)

Register in Person

When registering to vote in person at the Voter Registration office, you must complete a registration form and are not required to provide additional documentation. When registering in person, you must have the form signed and returned to the Clerk's office by close of business on October 5, 2020. No exceptions can be made to this requirement.


Information for Register for the First Time by Mail

If registering by mail for the first time, you must include additional documentation, which could include:

  1. A copy of a current and valid photo ID; or
  2. A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows the name and residence address stated on the voter registration application; or
  3. A copy of any other government document with the voter's name and current address.

When registering by mail, your application must be POSTMARKED on or before October 5, 2020 in order to be eligible to participate in the 2020 General Election to be held on November 3, 2020. 


Where to get Voter Registration Applications

Registration applications are provided in the Voter Registration Related Documents section of this page for download. Registration forms are also available at various distribution sites including Indiana license branches, County Clerk's Offices, libraries, State Offices, and Federal Offices.

You may also download forms from the Secretary of State's website (www.in.gov/sos/elections )

A Note about Online Voter Registration

Qualified applicants can also register to vote online at indianavoters.com if you have a current and valid Indiana driver's license or Indiana State identification card.


Where to Send Completed Applications

If you live in Elkhart County, please return your completed voter registration application to the Elkhart County Voter Registration Office at 117 N. 2nd St., Goshen, IN 46526, prior to the registration deadline applicable to the current election.  Contact Voter Registration at (574) 535-6775 if you have any questions.  We cannot accept a voter registration form digitally signed or emailed or faxed to The Clerks office.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions pertaining to voter registration.

Renewing or getting your driver's license doesn't automatically register you to vote or update your address with voter registration. You can register or update your registration in person, by mail, or online at https://indianavoters.in.gov/

In order to be eligible to register to vote in Indiana, you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States,
  • be at least 18 years old on the day of the next general, municipal, or special election,
  • have lived in your precinct for at least 30 days before the next general, municipal, or special election (except for certain military voters); and
  • not currently be imprisoned after being convicted of a crime.

Click here to access Indiana's Statewide Voter Registration System, OR call the Hoosier Voter Hotline at 1-866-461-8683, OR call the Elkhart County Voter Registration Office at (574) 535-6775.

If you have a non-traditional residence, you still have the right to register and vote. Simply draw a map on the voter registration application indicating where you live (where you usually spend the night) and list a mailing address within your county that can be used to mail your notification that you are registered.

Visit this site for more information on how to register as a college student.

You can call your voter registration office to find out if you are currently registered to vote at that address. The Elkhart County Voter Registration Office can be reached at (574)-535-6775. They are located at the County Office Building, 117 N. Second St., Goshen (lower level). You can also check your registration status online at https://indianavoters.in.gov.

If you are turning 18 before or on the next general election date, you can register. You can vote in both the primary and general election, even if you are not 18 on the primary election date. However, you will not be eligible to vote on public questions decided on the primary election ballot.

You may register to vote in person at the Voter Registration Office,
117 N. Second St., Goshen (lower level). You may also register to vote in Indiana by mail on a simple, pre-addressed form that you can pick up at public libraries, county clerk's offices, and license branches.You can also register online at https://indianavoters.in.gov . You can also scroll up, click the button and download the voter registration applications here.

The voter identification number is your Indiana driver's license number as issued by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, or the last four digits of your social security number.

No, unless you are registering to vote for the first time in your County by returning a registration form through the mail. If you register using the mail, you can include a photocopy of a current valid photo ID, a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other document. Whatever document you present must have your name and current address.

Someone can help you fill out the form; however, you must sign your own name. If someone assists you in completing the form, that person must write their name and address in the lower right hand corner of the form.

You can register to vote any time of the year. However, to vote in a primary or general election, you must be registered at least twenty-nine (29) days before that election. A mail-in voter registration application must be postmarked at least twenty-nine days in advance of that election. Contact the Elkhart County Voter Registration Office at (574)-535-6775 for more information.

On a voter registration form, check address change and fill out all the information, including your previous address. You can use a mail-in form, update in person at any county voter registration office, or online at https://indianavoters.in.gov. It is very important that you do this so your registration stays current, and so that you are able to vote on the proper district candidates based on your new address.

If you move in the last twenty-nine (29) days before the election, you may still be eligible to vote at your old precinct. Please contact the voter registration office if you have questions. If you moved more than 29 days before the election and did not update your registration before the deadline, you may still be eligible to vote, depending on where you moved. Contact voter registration if you have questions.

Once your voter registration application is received, your county voter registration office will process the application and determine your eligibility. If you are eligible, the office will send you a voter registration card. If you are not eligible, or if the application was incomplete, you will receive a notice requesting the missing information. If you have not received a voter registration card or a notice within 30 days, call the voter registration office.

If you have not changed your address since you registered to vote, the only way your voter registration may be cancelled is if your county voter registration office is notified that you have (1) been convicted of a crime and imprisoned, or (2) that you have died.

You can request that your voter registration be cancelled, if for any reason you no longer wish to be registered.  If you request to have your registration cancelled, we will mail you a form that you will complete and return to the voter registration office. 

If you have changed your address since you last registered, you may be cancelled if your county voter registration office is notified that you have registered at a new address. There are also special procedures that permit voter registration to cancel your registration if you have not voted after two general elections and you fail to respond to a notice from voter registration to change your registration status from inactive to active.

REMEMBER to file a new voter registration form with your county voter registration office whenever you move to a new address!

Elkhart County utilizes vote centers so you can vote in any 29 polling places throughout the county. You can see the locations here. You can also call Voter Registration at (574)-535-6775; the Circuit Court Clerk's Office at 574-535-6469, or check online at indianavoters.in.gov.

You may vote by absentee ballot for a variety of reasons: if you will be outside the county on Election Day; working in another poll on Election Day; confined due to illness, injury, or disability; or scheduled to work during the twelve (12) hours the poll is open, among other reasons. You must request an absentee ballot from your County Election Board before the election in order to vote absentee. See the link to Absentee Voting or contact the Election Board at 574-535-6469 if you have questions.

Remember: The Deadline to register for the 2020 General Election is October 5, 2020.