Indiana BMV branches to extend hours May 5 and 6 to accommodate voters seeking ID cards

Per state law, voters must show identification when voting in the May 6 primary.

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 12:01 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will extend hours of operation at licensing branches May 5 and 6 to accommodate those seeking IDs to vote.

Branches will be open May 5, a Monday, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and May 6, Election Day, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

"To ensure voters have immediate access to services, license branches will only process ID cards, driver's licenses and learner's permits. Driver's tests will not be administered," the BMV said in a press release. Indiana voters must show an ID card when voting.

The Indiana BMV provides free ID cards for voting to unlicensed Indiana residents who are old enough to vote and who provide proper documentation. Those seeking ID cards or driver's licenses must provide documents proving identity, Social Security number, lawful immigration status and Indiana residency. Go to their website for more detailed information.

License branches will resume normal operational hours on Wednesday, May 7. Branches normally closed Wednesday will re-open Thursday, May 8.

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