BMV to extend hours to Hoosier’s needing ID’s for Election Day

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 20, 2016) — The Bureau of Motor Vehicles announced Wednesday that  BMV license branches statewide will extend hours of operation Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3 to issue ID cards and driver’s licenses that may be used for identification at a polling place. Branches will be open  Monday, May 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday, May 3, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Only new, amended, or replacement ID cards, and renewed, amended, or replacement driver’s licenses and learner permits will be issued on these days.

The Indiana BMV provides free, state-issued ID cards for voting purposes to any unlicensed Hoosier, as long as he or she can provide proper documentation and will be at least 18 years of age on or before the next General or Municipal Election. The following documents are required to obtain a new state ID card or driver’s license (a complete list can be found at www.myBMV.com).

  • Proof of Identity document, such as a birth certificate or passport.
  • Proof of Social Security document, such as a Social Security card, pay stub or W-2.
  • Proof of lawful status, such as a birth certificate or passport.
  • Proof of residency, two documents such as a voter registration card, utility bill or bank statement.

All license branches will resume regular business hours Wednesday, May 4.

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