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REMINDER: BMV hours change due to Election Day

You'll need a state issued ID or a license to vote in Tuesday's primaries. That's why the Bureau of Motor Vehicles is staying open longer Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5.

If your county has primary elections Tuesday, you'll have extra time to get to the BMV to make sure you have a valid ID before you head to a polling place.

Most BMVs will be open Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Be sure to bring:

Proof of Identity documents, 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. 

We're told these license branches will only process new, amended or replacement ID cards, and renewed, amended or replacement driver's licenses and learner permits.

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 will be at least 18 years of age on or before the next General or Municipal Election.

On the flip side, there are about 20 branches that will be CLOSED on May 5 in observance of the state Election Day holiday. That's because these counties do not have elections. They are:

Bluffton (Wells), LaGrange (LaGrange), Corydon (Harrison), Nashville (Brown), Decatur (Adams), Tipton (Tipton), Greensburg (Decatur), Monticello (White), Washington (Daviess), Morocco (Newton), Williamsport (Warren), Fowler, (Benton), Spencer (Owen), Liberty (Union), Vevay (Switzerland), Rockville (Parke), Winamac (Pulaski), Rushville (Rush), English (Crawford), Poseyville (Posey), Mount Vernon (Posey).

All license branches will resume regular business hours on Wednesday, May 6.

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