Absentee Voting

In order to vote absentee by mail, complete the Application for Absentee Ballot (ABS-Mail) found below and mail it to: Vanderburgh County Election Office, P.O. Box 3343, Evansville, IN 47732-3343. All completed applications must be received in the Election Office by 11:59 p.m., October 31, 2018. 

In order to vote absentee by traveling board, complete the Application for Absentee Ballot (ABS-Traveling Board) found below and mail or fax to the Election Office by noon, November 7, 2016. 

You can also vote absentee in person beginning October 12, 2016 at locations designated by your county's election board (commonly referred to as "Early Voting"). See listing on this website.

A link for detailed information and the application for Military and Oversees voting is available below.

Absentee voting generally starts 30 days prior to the election. The election office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm during the election period. Saturday voting in the Election Office will be the two Saturdays prior to Election Day from 8:00am to 4:00 pm Oct 29th and Nov 5th, 2016.

2016 Election Calendar

  • October 12, 2016 : First day a voter may vote an absentee-in-person at the Election Office  ("Early Voting")  for the 2016 General Election. 
  • October 31, 2016: Deadline for absentee-by-mail applications to be received for the 2016 General Election

General Information on Absentee Ballots 
In order to vote absentee-by-mail, one of the following must apply:

  1. You have a specific, reasonable expectation that you will be absent from the county on Election Day during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open (6 am until 6 pm).
  2. You have a disability.
  3. You are at least 65 years of age.
  4. You will have official election duties outside of your voting precinct.
  5. You are scheduled to work at your regular place of employment during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
  6. You will be confined due to illness or injury or you will be caring for an individual confined due to illness or injury during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
  7. You are prevented from voting because of a religious discipline or religious holiday during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
  8. You are a participant in the state's address confidentiality program.
  9. You are a member of the military or a public safety officer.
  10. You are a voter eligible to vote under the "fail safe" procedures in IC 3-10-11 of 3-10-12
  11. You are a "serious sex offender" (as defined in IC 35-42-4-14(a))
  12. You are prevented from voting due to unavailability of transportation to the polls

Note: Voters voting absentee-by-mail are NOT required to show photo ID.

In order to vote absentee-by-traveling board, one of the following must apply:

  1. The voter expects to be confined, due to illness or injury, or the voter expects to be caring for a confined person at a private residence, on Election Day.
  2. The voter is a voter with disabilities and believes their polling place is not accessible to them.
  3. The voter is physically unable to complete the ballot and sign the affidavit on their own.

The ballot will be delivered to you by a bi-partisan absentee voter board who will be able to assist you with your ballot. 
Voters voting by traveling board are NOT required to show photo ID.

Absentee ballot applications and information

    ABS-MAIL: Application for Absentee Ballot by Mail Only: Turn in applications by October 31, 2016 at 11:59 pm).  Ballots are due at the Election Office at noon, November 8, 2016. 
    ABS-TRAVELING BOARD: Application for Absentee Ballot by Traveling Board: Turn in Applications by November 7, 2016 at noon.  Deadline by midnight for voting a Travel Board Ballot.

Military and Overseas Voter Guide
    2016 Military and Overseas Ballot Application: Application due to Election office by noon November 7, 2016.

Call the Election Office at 812-435-5122 or email the Election Office at election.office@vanderburghcounty.in.gov for more information.