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WTHR Decision 2016 voter guide

Everything you need to know before heading to the polls!

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - As you get ready for Election Day, we've compiled this guide to everything you need to know before you head to the polls.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Remember to take your photo ID with you to your polling place. Your photo ID must:

  1. Display your photo.
  2. Display your name, matching your name on your voter registration. It doesn't have to be identical to your registration, though. For example, if your registration is under "Robert John Crew," a photo ID that just says "Robert Crew" is acceptable.
  3. Display an expiration date. It must either not be expired or have expired after November 4, 2014 (the date of the last general election).
  4. Be issued by the state of Indiana or the U.S. government.

There are some exemptions allowed to the photo ID law.

If you do not have a valid photo ID, state law requires the BMV to provide one to you free of charge. The BMV is extending their hours on Monday, Nov. 7 and Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 8 to help facilitate anyone who needs a last-minute ID. Click here to find the branch nearest you.

Believe It Or Not?

Our 13 Investigates team has been putting claims made in attack ads to the test. Check out our archive of "Believe It Or Not" investigations here, and cut through the spin cycle!

U.S. Senate and Indiana governor's races

We've taken a close look at the campaigns for Indiana governor. You can see where the candidates stand on key issues here. We've also compiled candidate positions in the race for Indiana's open U.S. Senate seat here.

Want to know more about the presidential candidates and their positions? Check out ISideWith, a non-partisan site.


WTHR will air an election special Monday, November 7th, and Tuesday, November 8th, from 7 pm. - 8 pm. On Election Night after 8:00 pm, we will give local updates every half-hour during NBC News' national coverage until 11:00 pm. followed by a full local recap on the Nightbeat at 11:00 pm.