BMV offers expanded hours for voters needing IDs

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Greencastle Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has announced that BMV license branches will extend hours of operation on Monday, Nov. 3 and Tuesday, Nov. 4 to issue ID cards and driver's licenses that may be used for identification at a polling place.

Branches will be open on Monday, November 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday, November 4, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Like many other BMV branches in the state, Greencastle does not normally have Monday hours, but the day before the election is an exception. Likewise, providing this service means that, unlike most state offices, the BMV is open on Election Day.

License branches will only process new, amended or replacement ID cards, and renewed, amended or replacement driver's licenses, learner permits and CDLs. Aside from disability placards, the branches will not perform any other BMV services.

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 is old enough to vote.

The following documents are required to obtain a new state ID card or driver's license:

* 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.

A complete list can be found at

All license branches will resume regular business hours on Wednesday, November 5.

The BMV has seen large numbers of credential transactions during recent election seasons.

General 2012

Monday, Nov 5, 2012: 5,628 credential transactions

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012: 9,307 credential transactions

Primary 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014: 1,481 credential transactions

Tuesday, May 6, 2014: 3,878 credential transactions

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