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One week left to register to vote in Indiana's 2024 primary election. Deadline is April 8

Part of an Indiana Voter Registration Application.
Brandon Smith
IPB News
The deadline to register to vote in Indiana's 2024 primary election is April 8.

Hoosiers who want to vote in this year’s primary election have one week to register or make sure their registration is up to date.

You’re eligible to vote in the primary if you’re a U.S. citizen, have lived in the precinct where you’ll vote for at least 30 days before the election, if you’re not currently in prison and if you’ll be 18 years old by this fall’s general election.

To register online at IndianaVoters.com, you’ll need an Indiana driver’s license or state ID card. If registering by mail, the form you fill out asks for that information as well, or the last four digits of your Social Security number.

READ MORE: What do I need on Election Day? Indiana’s 2024 primary is May 7

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If you don’t include a driver’s license, state ID number or the last four of your Social when you register by mail — or if your county can’t validate the number — you must provide additional proof of residency when you vote.

To do so – for your ballot to be counted – you must show a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and address by 6 p.m. on Election Day.

Brandon is our Statehouse bureau chief. Contact him at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.

Brandon Smith has covered the Statehouse for Indiana Public Broadcasting for more than a decade, spanning three governors and a dozen legislative sessions. He's also the host of Indiana Week in Review, a weekly political and policy discussion program seen and heard across the state. He previously worked at KBIA in Columbia, Missouri and WSPY in Plano, Illinois. His first job in radio was in another state capitol - Jefferson City, Missouri - as a reporter for three stations around the Show-Me State.