The Hoosier State

The Crossroads of America


Indiana is the home state of Mike Pence, whom Donald J. Trump selected as his running mate in 2016 and subsequently served under Mr. Trump as Vice President. 1,867,530 absentee ballots were cast in Indiana in 2020, as opposed to 1,201,012 in-person ballots cast on election day. Overall 3,068,542 ballots were cast in the 2020 election, putting total state turnout at about 65%. The state swung heavily for incumbent Donald J. Trump, who won its 11 electoral votes with 57% of the popular vote. Indiana has consistently voted for Republican presidential candidates since 1968 with the lone exception of Barack Obama in the 2008 election.

Indiana has a bicameral legislature with 50 senators and 100 representatives. Republicans have held the majority in their senate since 1992, and in both chambers since 2011. Governor Eric Holcomb (R) will be eligible for re-election in 2024.

Election Integrity

In the wake of the 2020 elections and resulting lack of confidence in the outcome, state legislatures across the country reviewed their election laws and proposed and/or enacted certain modifications to existing law. While our country remains bitterly divided, a battle is taking place as to whether these laws suppress the vote or expand access to the ballot box. Many believe claims of voter suppression from the Left are part of a larger effort to federalize our elections. But the U.S. Constitution grants state legislatures authority to establish state election laws.

Learn more about state election law reforms and decide for yourself. Do you want bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. controlling local elections or do you want your state lawmakers to write laws that meet your state’s unique characteristics?

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseAbsence, disability, voter is over 65, work, illness, voter is a serious sex offender.No ChangesSB0117 establishes no-excuse absentee ballots.
AutomaticNoAbsentee ballots sent to all registered voters for the regular general election.No Legislative Activity
DeadlineNoon on Election DayNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Valid for X# of Cycles1No ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Legislative Ratings

The American Conservative Union Foundation rates all members of the legislature to track how they vote on key legislation. A high rating reflects a more conservative voting record.

Indiana averages a 64% rating, reflecting its right leaning position. Visit their ratings page to learn more about individual voting and why ACU opposed or supported the legislation.