Voting Guide

Make your voice heard

Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and one of the most important duties we have as citizens.

Indiana University strongly encourages you to fulfill your civic duty and participate in the primary and general elections. As a student, you have the option to vote in Indiana or your home state.

Indiana important dates

Early voting in Indiana
Oct. 10 - Nov. 5

See early voting locations in Marion County.

Deadline for mailed-in absentee ballot applications
Oct. 29

Request an absentee ballot.

Election Day
Nov. 6

The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Indiana. Visit to find your polling place.

Five things to do before Election Day
Tips for first time voters

Did you know?

IUPUI was ranked among the best colleges in the nation for student voting.IUPUI received a Bronze rating from the All IN Campus Democracy Challenge.

Let's set some new records!

In 2016:

  • 57.7% of IUPUI students voted, an increase of 7.4% over 2012 and 7.3% higher than the national average for all participating institutions.
  • 82.1% of IUPUI students were registered to vote, an increase of 5.6% over 2012.
  • 70.2% of registered students voted, an increase of 4.5% over 2012.
  • The percent of IUPUI students aged 18-21 who voted increased by 12.6% to 49.3%.

Read more from the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement.