BMV Branches to Extend Hours for Primary Elections


The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is extending its hours on Monday and Tuesday, to help voters get the identification cards they need to cast their ballots. BMV license branches will be open Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, Election Day, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

During those times, the license branches will only process new, amended, or replacement ID cards, driver’s licenses, and learner permits. The BMV says it provides state-issued ID cards free of charge to unlicensed Hoosiers who will be at least 18 years old on or before the next General or Municipal Election.

To get a new identification card or driver’s license, residents need to provide documents proving their identity, social security number, and lawful status in the United States, as well as two documents proving Indiana residency. A complete list of acceptable documents can be found on the BMV website.

For the last presidential primary in 2012, the BMV says it handled nearly 9,000 ID requests on Election Day and just under 5,000 the day before.