Frequently Asked Questions - Election Board - Mailed Absentee Ballots

FAQs - Election Board - Mailed Absentee Ballots

No.   You must wait for 2 weeks after the primary before applying for a general election absentee ballot.

You can apply for a mailed absentee ballot up to 12 days before Election Day.

You may complete an online application at the state’s website which will be delivered to us electronically. Once connected to the site linked below, click on “Visit My Voter Portal”, enter your information, look for “Want to apply for an Absentee Ballot? and select “Vote by Mail”. Click here to apply online.

If you prefer, you can send us an email at, or call us at 260-449-7329 to obtain an application. We will need your name, address and date of birth to process your application.

Yes.  A complete list of the reasons to request a mailed absentee ballot is located here.

Yes, Indiana requires an application for an absentee ballot on file for each election.

No.  Indiana does not require Photo ID for mailed absentee ballots.

You can request a replacement ballot.  Call the Election Board for instructions. 

No.  The Election Board may not provide a voter with a replacement ballot for a political party that is different from the political party indicated on their original application. 

Instructions for marking and casting your ballot are sent with other voting materials.  You can also review this video for instructions on how to vote a mailed absentee ballot.

Mailed absentee ballots must be returned to the Election Board office no later than noon Election Day.

Election Board

Contact Info

1 E Main, Suite 172,
Fort Wayne IN 46802

M-F 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

(260) 449-7329 (phone)
(260) 449-7908 (fax)
Email: Election Board

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Election Board Members:
Christopher M. Nancarrow
Thomas A. Hardin
Timothy M. Pape