absentee ballots Indiana Lawmakers Consider Changes To Vote-By-Mail System By Brandon Smith • Jan 25, 2021 FILE PHOTO: Lauren Chapman / IPB News Indiana lawmakers want to make a few changes to the state’s vote-by-mail system in the wake of a surge of mail-in ballots during the COVID-19 pandemic. Indiana's Spike In Early Voting Doesn't Necessarily Mean Record Turnout By Brandon Smith • Nov 2, 2020 Lauren Chapman / IPB News More than 1.7 million Hoosiers have cast their ballots early this election – that’s nearly double the number who voted early in 2016. Unreturned Mail-In Ballots Likely Won't Arrive On Time If Mailed Now By Brandon Smith • Oct 29, 2020 Lauren Chapman / IPB News About 100,000 vote-by-mail ballots still haven’t been returned to county election administrators with just days to go before they’re due. Appeals Court Reverses Ballot Deadline Extension; Mail-In Ballots Due Nov. 3 By Brandon Smith • Oct 14, 2020 Lauren Chapman / IPB News Indiana mail-in ballots must be returned to the county election administrator’s office by noon on Election Day, Nov. 3, if they’re going to count. Judge Temporarily Halts Effect Of Indiana Ballot Deadline Ruling By Brandon Smith • Oct 7, 2020 Lauren Chapman / IPB News A federal judge Tuesday temporarily halted a ruling that would have forced Indiana to count mail-in ballots that were postmarked by Election Day. Appeals Court Denies Plea To Expand Indiana's Vote-By-Mail By Brandon Smith • Oct 7, 2020 Lauren Chapman / IPB News The hopes of Hoosiers who wanted Indiana to expand vote-by-mail for this fall’s election are all but buried after a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday. Indiana Must Count Mail-In Ballots Postmarked By Election Day, Rules Federal Judge By Brandon Smith • Sep 30, 2020 Lauren Chapman / IPB News A federal judge is forcing Indiana to count all mail-in ballots that are postmarked by Election Day, Nov. 3, as long as they arrive to county clerks by Nov. 13. Vote-By-Mail Advocates Take Case To Federal Appeals Court By Brandon Smith • Sep 29, 2020 FILE PHOTO: Lauren Chapman / IPB News A group of Indiana residents trying to force the state to allow all Hoosier voters to cast mail-in ballots this year have their day in a federal appeals court Wednesday. Indiana Won't Allow Expanded Vote-By-Mail This Fall By Brandon Smith • Aug 26, 2020 Justin Hicks / IPB News Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson insists the state will have a “normal election” this fall and won’t expand mail-in voting amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Counties Must Contact Absentee Voters Before Rejecting Ballot For Signature Issue By Brandon Smith • Aug 25, 2020 Lauren Chapman / IPB News Indiana counties can no longer reject a voter’s absentee, mail-in ballot because an official says their signature doesn’t match – without giving the voter a chance to fix it.