UPDATE: On Monday, May 1, Gov. Holcomb signed H.B. 1334 into law.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, April 11, the Indiana House gave final approval to House Bill 1334, a bill that would add ID requirements to mail-in ballot applications. Now that the bill has passed both chambers of the Legislature, it heads to Gov. Eric Holcomb (R).
H.B. 1334 would require voters who request mail-in ballots via a paper form to include two forms of ID: the last four digits of their Social Security number and either their 10-digit Indiana ID number or a unique identifying number from their voter record. Alternatively, voters would be allowed to supply a photocopy of an acceptable photo ID instead of these two numbers. Voters who request mail-in ballots online would have to provide one ID number, their 10-digit Indiana ID number, a unique identifying number from their voter record or the last four digits of their Social Security number. The bill would also ban election officials from sending unsolicited mail-in ballot applications to voters, a move that 15 states adopted in 2020 to make voting more accessible amid the COVID-19 pandemic.