Vote Absentee

There are several ways to vote absentee: By Mail or By Travel Board.

Vote By Mail

A registered voter in Hamilton County can vote absentee by mail if you meet one of the requirements below, but you must submit an application by October 27th.
  • Reasonable expectation of being absent from the county on election day during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open
  • Confined to residence, health care facility, or a hospital due to illness or injury
  • Caring for an individual confined to a private residence due to illness or injury 
  • Voter with disabilities
  • Voter at least 65 years of age
  • Official election duties outside of my voting precinct
  • Scheduled to work during the entire 12 hours that polls are open
  • Unable to vote at polls in person due to religious holiday
  • Eligible to vote under the "fail-safe" procedures in 3-10-11 or 3-10-12
  • Member of the Indiana National Guard deployed or on assignment in Indiana or a public safety officer
  • Serious sex offender
  • Prevented from voting due to the unavailability of transportation to polls
You may complete an online absentee application at  This application will link to your Voter Registration Signature, and you will not have to print and sign the application.

You may click the link below and print an application.  You may fax it, mail it, email it, or bring to the Elections Office in Hamilton County. YOU MUST PRINT AND SIGN THIS APPLICATION!!  WE CANNOT ACCEPT ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES!
Vote By Travel Board
If you are confined due to illness, the Travel Board can come to you, within Hamilton County. Confined voters are those who are either confined to their home, hospital or nursing facility. You must submit a Travel Board Application. The final day for the Election Office to receive this application is the Monday before the election, at noon. See Submit an Application for more details.

Application Process (to vote by mail or by travel board)
You must submit an application to vote by mail or by travel board. The Elections Office must receive it by the appropriate submission deadline (as stated in the above sections).

Get an Application
You can:
  • Complete online application at (no printing)
  • Obtain the appropriate form provided on this page.
  • Obtain an application in person at the Judicial Center
  • 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.
Submit an Application
You can submit your application by any of the following methods. The Elections Office must receive it by the appropriate submission deadline (as stated in the above sections).
  • By fax to 317-776-8218 (call us to be sure we received it)
  • By mail to:
    Hamilton County Election Office
    1 Hamilton County Square
    Suite 106
    Noblesville, IN 46060
  • In person. 
  • By E-mail to

Absentee Voting Process

Absentee ballots are counted first and generally are the first results reported on Election night.

Vote by Mail

After your application has been processed, you will receive a paper ballot to review for your selection and a ballot card to record your vote. Ballots will begin being mailed 45 days before an election. You may hand deliver a ballot to the Election Office for yourself or a family member (spouse, parent, father-in-law, mother-in-law, child, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece). If delivering a ballot for a family member, 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 election day at 6 PM. 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 Travel Board

After your application has been processed, a Travel Board consisting of a Republican and Democrat member will come to your location so you can cast your ballot. The Travel Board will be going out starting a week or two before the election.