The Vital Records Office at the Indiana State Department of Health will be open during Primary Election Day, Tuesday, May 4, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to accommodate individuals seeking to get birth certificates in order to apply for state identification from the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
Public Law 109-2005 requires Indiana residents to present photo ID before casting a ballot at the polls on Primary Election Day.
Individuals seeking birth certificates from the State Health Department will need to go to 6 West Washington St. in downtown Indianapolis. The entrance is located across from Circle Centre Mall and west of the intersection of Meridian and Washington streets.
Full service license branches, normally closed on Mondays and Election Days, will be open on Monday, May 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Branches will be open on Tuesday, May 4, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. To insure voters have immediate access to services, license branches will only process ID cards and driver’s licenses and will not perform any other BMV services. Written test and driver tests will not be available.
For more information, including a list of documents required to obtain a new state ID card or driver’s license, visit www.mybmv.IN.gov.
More information about ordering birth certificates from either the State Department of Health or other local health departments, call (317) 234-3267.