Absentee / Early Voting

Download the Absentee Ballot Application forms that allow you to vote absentee. Absentee ballots are counted first and generally are the first results reported on Election night.

Voting Absentee or Early


A registered voter can vote absentee by mail if they are:
  • Absent from the county on Election Day (including College Students)
  • Confined to their residence or facility due to illness
  • Caring for someone who is confined
  • 65 or older
  • Working a polling place outside their own precinct
  • Working during the 12 hours the polls are open
  • Participating in the Address Confidentiality Program
  • A voter who is a serious sex offender
  • A voter without transportation
Any registered voter can vote early. There are 3 ways to vote absentee/early. The application deadline varies depending on the voting method:
  1. In person at the Judicial Center in Noblesville.  (Application will be completed at time of voting).
  2. By mail.  You must submit an application.  The final day for the Election Office to receive an application for a mailed ballot is 7 days before the election.
  3. Have the Traveling Board come to you within Hamilton County (if you are confined due to illness). The final day for the Election Office to receive an application for a confined voter in Hamilton County is the Monday before the election, at noon. Confined voters are those who are either confined to their home, hospital or nursing facility.

Submit an Application


All Absentee Mail and Traveling Board voters must submit an application, which can be downloaded or found at the Election Office in the Government and Judicial Center in downtown Noblesville. You can also call 317-776-8476 and make a request for an application over the phone or by leaving a voice mail message stating your name, address and phone number.

If you are voting Absentee by Mail, you can submit your application:
  • By fax to 317-776-8218
  • By mail to:
    Hamilton County Election Office
    1 Hamilton County Square
    Suite 106
    Noblesville, IN 46060
  • Deliver it in person to the Election Office at the Government and Judicial Center in downtown Noblesville. If you are delivering an application for someone else you will be required to fill out an ABS-17 at the Election Office.
  • By E-mail to elections@hamiltoncounty.in.gov
 

Vote Absentee by Mail


The deadline for the Election Office to receive an application for a mailed ballot is 7 days before the election.  You will then receive a paper ballot to review for your selection and a ballot card to record your vote. Ballots will begin being mailed 45 days before an election.   It is a violation of Indiana election law to hand deliver a ballot for anyone but yourself or a member of your family living at your address. If delivering a ballot for a family member who lives at your address, you will be required to fill out an ABS-19 affidavit for each ballot.

All mailed-in ballots must be received by the Election Office on or before election day at noon. Mailed ballots will have the postage pre-paid and should be returned to us at:
Hamilton County Election Office
One Hamilton County Square, Ste. 106
Noblesville, IN 46060


Vote by Traveling Board


The deadline to receive an application for a confined voter in Hamilton County is the Monday before the election, at noon. If you are a voter confined to a residence, facility or hospital within Hamilton County, you can make application and a Traveling Board consisting of a Republican and Democrat member will come to your location so you can cast your ballot. The Traveling Board will be going out starting a week before the election.