October 29, 2012

BMV branches open longer hours Nov. 5 and 6

Branches will have limited services.

INDIANAPOLIS — R. Scott Waddell, Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, announced that BMV license branches will extend hours of operation Nov. 5 and 6 to issue ID cards and driver’s licenses that may be used for identification at a polling place. 

Branches will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 5, and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 6,  

License branches will only process new, amended or replacement ID cards, and renewed, amended or replacement driver’s licenses, learner permits and commercial driver’s licenses. Other than disability placards, the branches will not perform any other BMV services. 

The Indiana BMV provides free, state-issued ID cards for voting purposes to any unlicensed Hoosier, as long as they can provide proper documentation and are 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

• 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.

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

All license branches will resume regular business hours Nov. 7.