BMV extends hours for primary election IDs

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles branches will extend hours for the primary election Tuesday, June 2. Branches will be open on Monday, June 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. to issue ID cards and driver’s licenses for identification at a polling place. Appointments are not required for these two days of operation, but service is limited.       

The BMV will not require appointments for Hoosiers needing an ID for voting purposes. During this extended period of operation, service offerings are limited to new, amended, renewed, or replacement ID and driver’s license for voting purposes. 

All other BMV services are not available June 1 and June 2. Appointments will resume Wednesday, June 3, and will be required for all transactions. Appointments can be scheduled here: https://www.in.gov/bmv/2405.htm.

Individuals who hold a driver’s license or ID card that has expired since the last general election in 2018 may use the expired card as proof of identification for voting purposes.

For the safety of BMV customers and employees CDC guidelines have been implemented for all BMV related business:

·All customers and employees should leave 6 feet of space between themselves and others

·Hands should be washed and sanitized frequently

·Masks are required for customer-facing employees and are strongly recommended for customers

·Lobby chairs will be positioned at least 6 feet apart

·The number of customers permitted in the branch at one time will vary by location. Once the permitted number is reached, the next customer will be asked to wait outside. Sidewalks will be marked as necessary with appropriate spacing.

·Frequently touched items will be cleaned with disinfectant wipes between each customer

·Plexiglas barriers will be cleaned a minimum of twice a day

·All branches will be cleaned the evening of June 1, and June 2.