Wednesday, April 26, 2006

BMV open to provide voter IDs

• Monday: 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
• Tuesday (election day): 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

If you need a photo ID to vote in Tuesday’s primary and school board election, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles stands ready to help.
A photo ID will be required when you vote, due to new laws.
A driver’s license will work, if it is valid. But not everyone has a driver’s license and some do not have a current license.
So, the Indiana license branches of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be open extended hours Monday and Tuesday.
“Our main purpose will be to issue driver’s licenses and photo IDs,” said Georgia Day, manager of the Brazil branch at 7 West National Ave.
The branches will be open 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
You must have three documents with you to obtain a photo ID, according to a BMV spokesperson at the BMV Call Center, (317) 233-6000, option 2.
The required documents fall into three categories, a primary document, a secondary document and proof of residence.
The primary document may be an original (not photocopy) birth certificate or a valid passport.
The secondary document may be an expired Indiana driver’s license, a W-2, a bank statement or an insurance card with your name on it.
There is no charge for the photo ID.