BMV extends hours for Election Day

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles locations, including the Greencastle branch, will have extended hours on Monday, Nov. 5 and Tuesday, Nov. 6 to issue ID cards and driverís licenses to be used for identification at a polling place.

Branches will be open on Monday, Nov. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Greencastle branch, located at 1010 Mill Pond Lane, is normally closed on Mondays and does not normally open until 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays.

As required by state law, branches will only process new, amended, or replacement ID cards, and renewed, amended, or replacement driverís licenses and learner permits. New driverís licenses and learner permits will be processed provided the customer has previously completed all required testing.

Customers who are required to take a knowledge or driving skills exam to obtain or renew a license may choose to apply for a free ID card to use for voting purposes.

Individuals who hold a driverís license or ID card that expired after the last general election may use the expired card as proof of identification for voting purposes. The paper interim credential issued at the license branch at the time of the transaction or after a customer has completed an internet credential transaction is acceptable proof of identification for voting purposes.

The Indiana BMV provides free, state-issued ID cards for voting purposes to any unlicensed Hoosier who is a U.S. citizen, who can provide proper documentation, and who 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 driverís license. A complete list of documents required to obtain a new state ID card or driverís license can also be found at IN.gov/bmv.

ē Proof of identity document, such as a birth certificate or passport.

ē Proof of Social Security document, such as a Social Security card, pay stub, or W-2.

ē Proof of lawful status, such as a birth certificate or passport.

ē Proof of residency, two documents such as a voter registration card, utility bill or bank statement.

If your name has been legally changed and now differs from your identity document(s) (i.e., birth certificate or passport), proof of name change must be provided in order to obtain a state ID or driverís license

All branches will resume regular business hours on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

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  • My daughter went in to get an ID last week, and was told it would take 7-10 days to receive it in the mail. Now they are saying you can get one when you visit on election day? That's interesting!

    -- Posted by ValHalla84 on Fri, Nov 2, 2018, at 12:10 PM
  • ValHalla84,

    "The paper interim credential issued at the license branch at the time of the transaction or after a customer has completed an internet credential transaction is acceptable proof of identification for voting purposes."

    Right there in the article, they're not giving out the actual final license only paper transaction records which can be used at the polling location for identification. Will still take 7-10 days to receive the actual ID in the mail.

    -- Posted by hometownboy on Fri, Nov 2, 2018, at 4:05 PM
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