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2023 Marion County Primary Elections: What you need to know

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Voter registration for Marion County’s May Primary Election ends in just over a week.

Those wishing to cast ballots in the May primary must be registered to vote and registration ends on Monday, April 3, with early voting for the primary beginning the next day.

To learn about candidates, you can view a sample ballot at the Marion County Election Board’s Voter Information Portion (VIP) online or the Secretary of State’s website, IndianaVoters.IN.Gov.

Registration is also done on the Secretary of State’s website.

The primary is on Tuesday, May 2.

Early voting
Early voting at the Indianapolis City-County Building will be available Tuesday, April 4 to Monday, May 1. Additional early voting satellite locations will be open from Saturday, April 22 to Sunday, April 30. Those locations will be announced later by the Marion County Election Board.

All voters wishing to cast ballots early must be registered and bring a valid photo ID.
Absentee voting

Those wishing to vote by mail must complete and return an application to the Marion County Election Board before midnight on Thursday, April 20. The absentee ballot must be marked, signed and sent in by 6 p.m. on Election Day.

Ballots can be returned by mailed or hand delivered to the Marion County Board office at 200 E. Washington St. or the Election Service Center at 3737 E. Washington St. It can also be delivered at any polling site during early voting on Election Day.

Requests for absentee ballots can be made by visiting IndianaVoters.IN.gov or by calling the Election Board Office at (317) 327-5100.

In-Person voting

A registered voter with a valid photo ID can cast a ballot at any Marion County Vote Center on Election Day. At its March meeting, the Marion County Election Board will approve its 2023 Primary Election Vote Center Plan, which will include an outline of Election Day voting locations with the number of early voting sites.

A timeline of deadlines and Election Day
Monday, April 3: Voter registration ends.
Tuesday, April 4: Early voting begins.
April 20: Absentee voting applications are due.
April 30: Early voting at satellite locations ends at 6.
May 1: Early voting ends at the City-County building at 12 p.m.
May 2: Election Day, polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. All mail-in ballots are due at the Election Board site by 6 p.m.

Contact senior staff writer Jade Jackson at 317-607-5792 or by email JadeJ@indyrecorder.com. Follow her on Twitter @IAMJADEJACKSON. 

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