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E-mail from Indiana Senate Republicans David Long (16th) and Tom Wyss (15th):

BMV Extends Hours Monday, Tuesday
Voters have more time to attain IDs

(INDIANAPOLIS – October 29, 2010) – While most government offices are closing their doors on General Election Day, Indiana’s 140 full-service license branches will be expanding their hours, so any Hoosier voter will have more time to obtain the photo ID needed to cast a ballot.

Normally closed on Mondays, full-service branches will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1, and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2, to accommodate the busy schedules of Hoosier voters.

Branches will only process ID cards and drivers licenses on those two days.

To obtain state IDs free-of-charge, residents must state that they need free ID cards for voting purposes and must provide proper documents proving identity, U.S. citizenship, Indiana residency and a Social Security number. Proper documents accepted by the BMV for the purposes of securing a state ID card or driver’s license may include:

  • Birth certificate or passport (one needed to prove identity, citizenship);
  • Voter registration card, postal service change of address confirmation, paystub or bill (two needed to prove residency); and
  • Social Security card or W-2 form (one needed to prove Social Security number).

Indiana law requires all residents to present government-issued photo IDs before casting a ballot. Polls will be open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6. pm.For more information on attaining an ID, extended hours or BMV locations, visit www.myBMV.com or call 888-692-6841.

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