The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is extending its hours to give Hoosiers more time to get voter ID cards for the upcoming elections.
BMV spokesman Dennis Rosebrough says on Monday, November 5 branches will open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Election Day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“Now the branches are going to giving priority to people needing identifications, and we will have other limited services available, but mainly we’re going to open for the ID services,” Rosebrough says.
The League of Women Voters has been an outspoken critic of the state’s voter ID law. The League’s Vice President Amy Miller says she’s concerned that some Indiana residents will not hear about the opportunity. She says her organization has been trying to inform people the entire election season that they need voter IDs.
“All the different chapters of the state now are working with other local grass root communities to identify those individuals that might just simply need a ride to get to that facility, to get to the proper photo ID or for those individuals, to understand the specific directions on what documents to bring and help them become organized so that they can get the proper ID,” Miller says.