Mail in voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request a mail in ballot is 11 days before the election. You can return your absentee ballot request form through mail, in person at your local elections office, or online. Voted ballots must be received by 7pm on Election Day in order to be counted. For more information, please contact your Secretary of State. You can sign up to track your ballot by mail on your Secretary of States website.
Registered voters have two ways to get a ballot-by-mail:
Join the Active Early Voting List (AEVL)
There is no excuse required to receive an early ballot through the mail. You may request a ballot no later than 11 days before the election. Voters on the AEVL are automatically sent a ballot-by-mail for all elections in which they are eligible to vote. Sign up for the AEVL here.
Request a One-Time Ballot-by-Mail
By using one of the following methods:
-Submit a written request form
-Call your county recorder
-Send an email to your county recorder
Returning your Ballot-by-Mail
Early ballots by mail will be sent out about 27 days before the election, depending on when you requested the ballot. All ballots must be received by 7pm on Election Day in order to be counted. They can be mailed to your County Election Office or dropped in your local drop boxes. Please contact your county official for additional information.
Those who requested an absentee ballot but end up voting in person should not mail a ballot and vote in person. Some counties allow voters to vote in person on Election Day. Voters will be given a new ballot and their mailed ballot will be voided. For specifics, you can find your local county clerk contact info here.
Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Voter Foundation.