BMV extended hours around Election Day

Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles license branches will open for extended hours Nov. 7 and 8 to issue identification cards and driver’s licenses that may be used at polling site.

All branches, including the one at 501 Burkart Blvd., Seymour, will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 7 and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 8.

License branches will only process new, amended or replacement identification cards and renewed, amended or replacement driver’s licenses and learner permits. New driver’s licenses and learner permits will be processed provided the customer previously has completed all required testing.

The BMV provides free state-issued ID cards for voting purposes to any unlicensed Hoosier that is a U.S. citizen as long as he or she can provide proper documentation and will be at least 18 years of age on or before the next general or municipal election.

To obtain a new identification card or driver’s license, Hoosiers must have a proof of identity document, such as a birth certificate or a passport; a proof of Social Security document, such as a Social Security card, a pay stub that contains the full Social Security number or a W-2; proof of lawful status, such as a birth certificate or a passport; and proof of residency, two documents such as a voter registration card, a utility bill or a bank statement.