Monroe County Government
Election Central

401 W. 7th Street, Suite 100
Bloomington, Indiana
812-349-2612

Absentee By Mail
In order to vote absentee-by-mail, one of the following must apply:
  1. I have a specific, reasonable expectation being absent from the county on Election Day during the entire twelve (12) hours that the polls are open.
  2. I will be confined to my residence, a health care facility, or a hospital due to illness or injury during the entire twelve (12) hours that the polls are open.
  3. I will be caring for an individual confined to a private residence due to illness or injury during the entire twelve (12) hours that the polls are open.
  4. I am a voter with disabilities. NOTE: If you are unable to mark the ballot or sign the ballot security envelope, you must contact the county election board to process your application.
  5. I am a voter at least sixty-five (65) years of age.
  6. I will have official election duties outside of my voting precinct.
  7. I am scheduled to work at my regular place of employment during the entire twelve (12) hours that the polls are open.
  8. I am unable to vote at the polls in person due to observance of a religious discipline or religious holiday during the entire twelve (12) hours the polls are open.
  9. I am a voter eligible to vote under the "fail-safe" procedures in IC 3-10-11 or 3-10-12.
  10. I am a member of the military or a public safety officer.
  11. I am a serious sex offender (as defined in IC 35-42-4-14(a)).
  12. I am prevented from voting due to the unavailability of transportation to the polls.
2020 ABS-Mail Application
To view or download a copy of the 2020 ABS-Mail Application,
Travel Board Voting
  • In order to vote absentee-by-traveling board, one of the following must apply:
    1. Illness or Injury; OR
    2. caring for a confined person at a private residence on election day; OR
    3. I am a voter with disabilities and believe that my polling place is not accessible to me. 
  • The ballot will be delivered to you by a bi-partisan absentee voter board who will be able to assist you with your ballot.
  • Voters voting by traveling board are NOT required to show photo ID.
2020 ABS-Travel Board Application
To view or download a copy of the 2020 ABS-Travel Board Application, click here.
For more information about Absentee or Travel Board voting,
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or call
812-349-2612