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BMV to extend operational hours for election IDs

Thursday, October 28, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS -- R. Scott Waddell, Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), announced that BMV license branches will extend hours of operation on Monday, and on Tuesday, to issue state ID cards and driver's licenses that may be used for identification at a poling place.

Full service license branches will be open on Monday, from 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. and on Tuesday, from 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

To insure voters have immediate access to services, license branches will only process ID cards and driver's licenses and not perform any other BMV services.

Written test and driver tests will not be available.

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 is old enough to vote.

The following documents are required to obtain a new state ID card or driver's license (a complete list can be found at www.mybmv.IN.gov.):

* Proof of Identity document, 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, and

* Proof of residency, two documents such as a voter registration card, utility bill or bank statement.

Waddell added, "The BMV has worked with the state Election Board to provide information to local election officials about the new interim drivers license and ID card documents issued by the BMV.

"We have also established a special Voter ID phone line on Election Day for election officials needing more information."

All license branches will resume regular business hours on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

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