Absentee / Early Voting

Download the Absentee Ballot Application forms that allow you to vote absentee. Absentee ballots are counted first and generally are the first results reported on Election night.

Voting Absentee or Early


A registered voter can vote absentee by mail if they are:
  • Absent from the county on Election Day (including College Students)
  • Confined to their residence or facility due to illness
  • Caring for someone who is confined
  • 65 or older
  • Working a polling place outside their own precinct
  • Working during the 12 hours the polls are open
  • Participating in the Address Confidentiality Program
  • A voter who is a serious sex offender
  • A voter without transportation
Any registered voter can vote early. There are 3 ways to vote absentee/early. The application deadline varies depending on the voting method:
  1. In person at the Judicial Center in Noblesville (Application will be completed at time of voting).
  2. By mail.  The final day for the Election Office to receive an application for a mailed absentee ballot is Monday, October 31, 2016 by 11:59pm.
  3. Have the Traveling Board come to you within Hamilton County (if you are confined due to illness). The final day for the Election Office to receive an application for a confined voter in Hamilton County is Monday, November 7, 2016 at noon. Confined voters are those who are either confined to their home, hospital or nursing facility.

Submit an Application


All Absentee/Early voters must submit an application, which can be downloaded or found at the Election Office in the Government and Judicial Center in downtown Noblesville. You can also call 317-776-8476 and make a request for an application over the phone or by leaving a voice mail message stating your name, address and phone number.

If you are voting Absentee by Mail, you can submit your application:
  • By fax to 317-776-8218
  • By mail to:
    Hamilton County Election Office
    1 Hamilton County Square
    Suite 106
    Noblesville, IN 46060
  • Deliver it in person to the Election Office at the Government and Judicial Center in downtown Noblesville. If you are delivering an application for someone else you will be required to fill out an ABS-17 at the Election Office.
  • By E-mail to elections@hamiltoncounty.in.gov
 

Absentee or Early Voting Details


Vote in Person at the Election Office


You can vote absentee/early for the November 8, 2016 election by going to the Government and Judicial Center in downtown Noblesville. Enter the building by following the "Vote Here" signs that will direct you to the voting area. You will use the same type of electronic voting equipment that is used at the polls on Election Day. Bring your Indiana Drivers License or ID, Passport, or Military ID.  Early voting begins October 12, 2016.

Early & Absentee Voting Office Hours

Day Date Hours
Monday - Friday
October 12 - November 4
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday           
October 29 & November 5
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday November 7
8 a.m. - Noon

Vote Absentee by Mail


The deadline for the Election Office to receive an application for a mailed ballot is Monday October 31, 2016 You will then receive a paper ballot to review for your selection and a ballot card to record your vote. Ballots will begin being mailed on September 22, 2016. It is a violation of Indiana election law to hand deliver a ballot for anyone but yourself or a member of your family living at your address. If delivering a ballot for a family member who lives at your address, you will be required to fill out an ABS-19 affidavit for each ballot.

All mailed-in ballots must be received by the Election Office on or before November 8, 2016 at Noon. Mailed ballots will have the postage pre-paid and should be returned to us at:
Hamilton County Election Office
One Hamilton County Square, Ste. 106
Noblesville, IN 46060


Vote by Traveling Board


The deadline to receive an application for a confined voter in Hamilton County is Monday, November 7, 2016 at noon. If you are a voter confined to a residence, facility or hospital within Hamilton County, you can make application and a Traveling Board consisting of a Republican and Democrat member will come to your location so you can cast your ballot. The Traveling Board will be going out starting November 1, 2016.