Request your ballot here. Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. You can return your absentee ballot request form through the mail or in person. Voted ballots must be received by Election Day in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your Secretary of State website.
REQUESTING AND RETURNING YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT:
You do not need to provide a reason to request an absentee ballot by mail. You may request an absentee ballot as early as 11 weeks (78 days) before an election. Absentee ballot requests must be returned two Fridays before Election Day. Counties will begin mailing out absentee ballots starting 29 days before the election. Voted absentee ballots must be received by the county board of registrars by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. You may also request, fill out, and return an absentee ballot form online here.
The application must contain:
- your mailing address
- the election in which you wish to vote
- An acceptable form of identification: either your driver's license number, state ID number, the last four digits of your social security number, or, if you don't have those, a copy of your voter ID.
RETURNING YOUR VOTED ABSENTEE BALLOT:
Once you fill out your choices by filling in the circles for your choices, you will place it in an envelope that will have your name, signature, driver's license or state ID number (or last four digits of your Social Security number) and date of birth. Sensitive personal information will be hidden once it is sealed Absentee ballots will be checked using the ID information you write on the outside envelope instead of your signature. Voted absentee ballots may be returned by mail, in person, or at a secure drop box location.
VOTING IN PERSON AFTER REQUESTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT:
Those who requested an absentee ballot but end up voting in person: If the mailed ballot has been voted and returned to and received by the board of registrars, then the absentee ballot shall be deemed to have been voted. No other ballot shall be issued. If you still have the absentee ballot and give it to the poll manager of the precinct in which your name appears on the electors list, then you may vote a regular ballot. If you have not received an absentee ballot, or if you have returned the absentee ballot, but the registrars have not received the ballot, you may cancel the absentee ballot by appearing in person before the registrar or absentee ballot clerk and making a written request to have the ballot marked “cancelled.”
If you are physically disabled or living temporarily outside your county of residence, a close relative may apply for an absentee ballot for you.
Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.
Request your Ballot