BMV extends hours for primary Election Day

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles recently announced branches will extend hours of operation for the primary election.

Branches, including the one in Seymour at 501 Burkart Blvd., will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to issue identifiation cards and driver’s licenses to be used for identification at a polling place. 

State law requires branches to be open for extended hours on Election Day and the day before Election Day. The BMV will not require appointments for Hoosiers needing an ID for voting purposes.

Appointments will resume June 3 and will be required for all transactions. They may be scheduled at

For the safety of customers and employees, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines have been implemented for all BMV-related business:

  • All customers and employees should leave 6 feet of space between themselves and others
  • Hands should be washed and sanitized frequently
  • Masks are required for customer-facing employees and are strongly recommended for customers
  • Lobby chairs will be positioned at least 6 feet apart

The number of customers permitted at one time will vary by branch. Once the permitted number is reached, the next customer will be asked to wait outside. 

Frequently touched items will be cleaned with disinfectant wipes between each customer, and Plexiglas barriers will be cleaned a minimum of twice a day. Branches will be cleaned both evenings. 

Individuals who hold a driver’s license or ID card that has expired after the last general election Nov. 6, 2018, may use the expired card as proof of identification for voting purposes.