Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

October 29, 2012

License branch hours extended for voter ID cards


The Herald-Tribune

-- — BMV license branches will extend hours of operation Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 5-6, to issue ID cards and driver’s licenses that may be used for identification at a polling place, said Scott Waddell, Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles commissioner.

Branches will be open Monday from 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

License branches will only process new, amended or replacement ID cards, and renewed, amended or replacement driver’s licenses, learner permits and CDLs.  Other than 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. These 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 www.mybmv.IN.gov.