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Absentee Ballot Process

ALERT: Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), any voter who thinks it is impossible or unreasonable to vote at their polling location in the 2020 elections due to the declared state of emergency can vote absentee. Be sure to check the box on the ballot request application that says "I have a physical illness or infirmity which prevents my attendance at the polls." You must still submit a copy of your photo ID with the application (if you are 65 years old or older with an underlying medical condition you do not need to submit your ID as long as you provide other identifying information like your driver's license number or the last four digits of your social security number). Be sure to request your absentee ballot before October 29th to ensure you can vote absentee for the November General Election. The voted absentee ballot must be witnessed by 2 people or have the seal of a notary (if you have an underlying medical condition and provide a written statement about your medical condition you do NOT need a witness or notary) and must be postmarked by the day before the election (and received by noon on Election Day) or hand delivered by 5pm on Election Day for the ballot to count. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your Secretary of States website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day. For more information, please contact your Secretary of State.

Those who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may only do so by a provisional ballot. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. 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 Vote Foundation.

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Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 10 days before the election (October 24, 2020). You can return your absentee ballot request form through mail, in person at your local elections office, or online (if you have a valid Alaska driver’s license or state ID card). Voted ballots must be postmarked by Election Day in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your Division of Elections website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on November 10th.

Those who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may be able to. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. Voters should destroy and dispose of their absentee ballot if they choose to vote in-person. Voters should contact the Alaska Absentee and Petition Office to determine their options. Find their contact information here.

If you are unable to vote in Alaska on Election Day, you can vote absentee:

Absentee ballot applications are available anytime for each calendar year. The application deadline is 10 days before the election. You can request a ballot for a one election or for all elections in the year.

Apply early to receive your ballot in time. Regular absentee ballots are mailed about one to two weeks before an election. If your absentee ballot is to be sent to a remote area of Alaska, you may request a special advance ballot on this site. A special advance ballot will be mailed approximately 60 days before the election up until 32 days before the election.

Your voted ballot must be witnessed and signed in order to be accepted.

Absentee Voting by fax should be your last alternative to casting your ballot. By using this method to return your voted ballot, you need to be aware that you are voluntarily waiving your right to a secret ballot. You must apply separately for each election. You must submit your request no later than 5:00 pm the day before Election Day. If you are returning your ballot by fax, it must be voted, witnessed and received by the appropriate fax in the absentee voting office by 8:00 pm on Election Day.

If you are a qualified voter who is disabled, you may apply for an absentee ballot through a personal representative who can bring the ballot to you. A personal representative can be anyone over 18, except a candidate for office in the election, your employer, an agent of your employer, or an officer or agent of your union. Ballots are available 15 days before the primary, general or statewide special election at any regional elections office.

The personal representative brings the completed application to an election official for a ballot and takes the ballot to you. You complete a certificate authorizing the personal representative to carry your ballot, vote the ballot privately, place it in a secrecy sleeve and seal it inside the envelope provided. The personal representative brings the voted ballot back to the election official by 8:00 pm on Election Day.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

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Mail in voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an mail in ballot is 11 days before the election (October 23, 2020). 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. Absentee ballots begin being counted on October 20th.

Those who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may be able to. Do 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.

There is no excuse required to receive an early ballot through mail. You may request a ballot no earlier than 120 days and no later than 11 days before the election. You may sign up to become a Permanent Early Voter to always receive an early ballot. To sign up as a Permanent Early Voter you can fill out a new registration form and check the Permanent Early Voter box.

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.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Voter Foundation.

 

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ALERT: Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) all voters can vote an absentee ballot for the November General election. The last day to request your ballot varies, as does the deadline to return the voted ballot. Please see below for more information. You can return your absentee ballot request form through the mail or in person. Contact your local elections office for more information. For more information on absentee voting, and other voting rules around COVID, please contact your Secretary of State.

Absentee voting is available if you meet any of the criteria below. The last day to request your ballot varies, as does the deadline to return the voted ballot. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your Secretary of States website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day. Please see below for more information.

Those who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may be able to. A poll worker will provide you with a provisional ballot at your polling location if you do not bring your mailed absentee ballot with you, which will be counted after your county elections official has confirmed you are registered to vote and did not vote more than once in that election.

To be qualified to vote an absentee ballot, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • You will be unavoidably absent from your polling site on Election Day (the law does not require you to give a reason)
  • You will be unable to attend your polling site on election day due to illness or physical disability
  • You are a member of the U.S. armed forces, merchant marines or the spouse or a dependent family member
  • A U.S. citizen domiciled in Arkansas but temporarily living outside the territorial limits of the United States

You can obtain an application for an absentee voting ballot from your county clerk who may mail or fax you an application, or you can fill out an absentee ballot request form here.

The deadline to submit your absentee ballot is varies depending on how you return the application to the county clerk:

  • In person by you: close of business the day before the election
  • By designated bearer: close of business the day before the election
  • By mail or by fax: 7 days before the election
  • By authorized agent: 1:30 pm on Election Day

The deadline to submit your ballot also depends on your method of delivery:

  • In person by you: close of business the day before the election
  • By mail: by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day
  • By designated bearer: 7:30 p.m. on Election Day
  • By authorized agent: 7:30 p.m. on Election Day

Separate applications for absentee ballots are needed for every election.

Voter ID Needed for Absentee Voting:

If you are voting absentee, you must provide a copy of one of the following forms of ID:

  • Valid photo ID (drivers license, passport)
  • Utility Bill
  • Bank Statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Other government document that shows your name and address

You do not need to provide ID when voting absentee if you are:

  • A uniformed service member or marine on active duty who is absent from the county because of active duty or service
  • The spouse or dependent of a uniformed service member or marine, who is away from the county due to the active duty or service of the uniformed service member or merchant marine
  • Residents of a long-term care or residential care facility. These voters must provide a letter or other document from the facility's administrator that the voter is a resident of the facility

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.

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All registered voters receive a mail ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election. The voted ballot must be postmarked by the Election Day and received 17 days after the election in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your mail ballot on your Secretary of State website. Ballots begin being counted on Election Day.

Even if you receive your vote-by-mail ballot, you can change your mind and vote at a polling place on Election Day. Bring your unused vote-by-mail ballot to your local polling place anytime between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Election Day and give it to a poll worker, who will exchange it for a polling place ballot you can use instead. If you do not bring your vote-by-mail ballot with you, you will not lose your opportunity to vote at a polling place on Election Day. A poll worker will provide you with a provisional ballot, which will be counted after your county elections official has confirmed you are registered to vote in that county and did not vote more than once in that election.

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.

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All voters can receive a mail ballot before each Election Day. If you need to update the address you want you ballot mailed to, use the online tool to fill out the Voter Registration Application and update your address. You can sign up to track your mail ballot on your Secretary of State website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on October 19th.

If you want to vote in-person, you may return your mail ballot and vote in-person at a voter service and polling center. Even if you do not return your mail ballot you may still vote in person. Once you vote in person your county clerk will not accept for counting any ballot that was mailed to you. The deadline to vote in-person is 7:00 PM on Election Day.

If you are a first time voter who registers by mail to vote in Colorado, you are required to submit one of the forms of identification (listed below) with your application. If you have not already done so, you must also submit a copy of one of these forms of identification when you return your absentee ballot application. DO NOT include original documents with the application. You must place the copy of ID in the outer envelope of the ballot, not inside the ballot itself. Please submit a copy of one of the following forms of identification:

  • A valid Colorado driver's license
  • A valid Colorado Department of Revenue ID card
  • A valid pilot's license issued by the Federal Aviation Administration
  • A valid U.S. Military ID card with photograph
  • A valid Medicare or Medicaid card
  • A certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate
  • Certified documentation of naturalization
  • A valid U.S. passport
  • A valid employee identification with a photograph issued by the U.S. government, Colorado state government, or any county, municipality, board, authority, or other political subdivision of the state
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address. A cable bill, telephone bill or documentation from a Colorado public institution of higher education containing at least your name, date of birth, and legal residence address, or a paycheck from a government institution are also sufficient forms of ID

Note: Some forms of ID may not contain an address. If your address appears on the identification, the address must be in Colorado.

Ballots are mailed 30 days before Election Day, or three days after the County Clerk receives the request for a mail in ballot.

To vote, fill out your ballot, sign it and return to your County Clerk.

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.

Update

Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 1 day before the election (November 2, 2020). You can return your absentee ballot request form through the mail or in person. Contact your local elections office for more information. Voted ballots must be received by Election Day in order to be counted. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day.

Voters may still vote in person even if they have received an absentee ballot as long as they have not completed and returned it. DO NOT bring the unused ballot to the polls. Leave it at home and simply shred it after having voted in person.

If you have submitted your executed ballot to the Town Clerk, and you change your mind and want to vote in person at the polls, you have until 5pm the Friday before the election to appear at the Town Clerk’s office to withdraw your ballot.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

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Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 4 days before the election (October 30, 2020). 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 Election Day in order to be counted. You can track your absentee ballot on your Department of Elections website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day.

Voters who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may do so. When voters arrive at their polling place, an election officer (poll worker) will confirm via the pollbook that their VBM ballot has not been returned to the Department. The voter’s unreturned VBM ballot will be voided, and they will be allowed to vote in person at the polling place.

Delawareans can also request either absentee or mail-in ballots at the Department of Elections voter portal, ivote.de.gov. More information about Delaware mail-in and absentee balloting in 2020 can be found on the Delaware Department of Elections Website, under the "Vote by Mail" or "Vote by Absentee Ballot" headings.

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.

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ALERT: Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) all registered voters will be mailed an absentee ballot for the November elections. Your voted and mailed ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day, and must arrive no later than 7 days after the election to be counted. You can sign up to track your mail ballot on your Board of Elections website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on October 5th. 

Voters who received a ballot in the mail, but want to vote early or on Election Day, at a Vote Center, may do so. Voters can dispose of the ballot for the 2020 General Election that they received in the mail. They will be provided a ballot at the Vote Center. Voters may be required to complete a Special Ballot if the pollbook shows they have received an Absentee Ballot for this election or have returned a ballot to BOE. If you have not already voted, your Special Ballot will be counted.

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.

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Vote-by-Mail (previously known as Absentee Voting) is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot is 5pm, 10 days before the election (October 24, 2020). You can return your absentee ballot request form through the mail or in person. Voted ballots must be received by 7pm on Election Day in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your Department of State website. Contact your local elections office for more information. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day.

A voter who has requested a ballot may change their mind and vote in person. The voter should bring the ballot (marked or unmarked) to the polls to turn the ballot in and vote a regular ballot. If the voter does not bring the ballot to the polls for whatever reason, the Supervisor of Elections' office will need to confirm that the ballot has not already been returned and received. If the ballot has not been received, the voter will be allowed to vote a regular ballot. If the ballot has been received, the ballot is deemed cast and the voter to have voted. If the voter believes the office is incorrect for whatever reason, the voter is allowed to vote a provisional ballot.

Vote-by-Mail (previously known as Absentee Voting) refers to voting a ballot you receive through the mail or picked up by a voter who is unable or unwilling to go to the polls to vote on Election Day. You do not have to be absent from the county or have an excuse to vote-by-mail in any election.

To request a vote-by-mail ballot, you can fill out the online application on your county Supervisors of Elections' website. You can also request a ballot in writing through the Supervisor of Elections, in person at the Supervisor of Elections or by telephone to the Supervisor of Elections.

All requests for a vote-by-mail ballot must be made no later than 5pm on the 10th day before an election. You can still pick up a vote-by-mail ballot from the Supervisor of Elections up until, or including Election Day.

Vote-by-mail ballots must be received by the Supervisor of Elections no later than 7pm on Election Day in order to be counted. It’s important to follow all instructions on a vote-by mail ballot to make sure it is counted. You can correct a missing or mismatched signature on your vote-by-mail ballot.

 

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Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot is Friday before the election (October 30, 2020). 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. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day. Contact your local elections office for more information.

Voters who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may do so. 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.”

You do not need to provide a reason to request an absentee ballot by mail. You may request an absentee ballot as early as 180 days before an election. Absentee ballots must be received by the county board of registrars by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. You may fill out an absentee ballot request here. The application must be in writing and contain your mailing address, enough information to identify you as a voter, and the election in which you wish to vote. 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.

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All registered voters receive a mail ballot before each Election Day.  October 27th is the last day to return your voted ballot by mail. After this date, voters must return their ballot to a place of deposit (ballot drop box). All voted ballots must be received by your Clerk’s Office no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election day to be counted. You can sign up to track your mail ballot on your Office of Elections website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day.  

Those who decide they want to vote in person after receiving their ballot by mail may still do so. Voters may vote in-person by visiting any voter service center in their county. Voter service centers are open 10 days through Election Day for in-person voting, same day registration and accessible voting.

An official ballot will be mailed to each registered voter in Hawaii to the address listed on their voter registration record. Voters who will be away during the election may request for their ballot to be mailed to another address. Simply complete the one-time absentee application and indicate where you would like your ballot to be mailed. Your application must be received by your city or county clerk at least seven days before the election to be processed. Voted ballots must be received by mail or in person no later than 7:00 PM on the day of the election.

One-time absentee applications are available online or by contacting your local city or county clerk.

You may also vote at an absentee walk-in polling place before Election Day; please see Early Voting below for more details.

Request your Ballot

Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 11 days before the election (October 23, 2020). 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 Election Day in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your Secretary of State website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day. For more information on absentee voting, and other voting rules around COVID, please contact your Secretary of State.

Those who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may do so. Voters must surrender their absentee ballots before receiving a regular ballot, otherwise they must vote by a provisional ballot. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. For specifics, you can find your local county clerk contact info here.

You can fill out an absentee ballot request form here or any registered voter may apply in writing to the County Clerk to receive an absentee ballot. The application must give your name, address, and mailing address to which the ballot is to be forwarded. The mail-in application must be signed personally by you and be received by the County Clerk no later than 11 days before the election.

In person voting at the absentee elector's polling place ends at 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the election.

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Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is 5 days before the election (October 29, 2020). 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. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day. Contact your local elections office for more information.

Those who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may do so. To do this, voters must bring their mailed ballot to the election site and turn it in to the election judge. If they do not have their mailed ballot with them, they will only be able to vote using a provisional ballot.

You do not need an excuse to vote absentee in Illinois.

You can request an absentee ballot:

  • In person - no more than 90 days but before 1 day before the election
  • By mail inside the US - no more than 90 days or less than 5 days before the election
  • By mail outside the US - no less than 30 days before the election (to receive the full ballot), or less than 30 days but no more than 10 days before the election to receive the Federal Ballot only

You can start voting the absentee ballot 40 days before the election.

Steps to request an absentee ballot:

STEP 1: Obtain the proper application for an absentee ballot, either by mail or in person, from your election authority.

STEP 2: Upon receipt, complete the application. Make certain to include your name, home address, address where you want the ballot to be mailed, and please remember to sign the application.

STEP 3: After completing the application, either mail it or hand-deliver it to your election authority. If you return the application in person or complete the application in the election authority's office, you may immediately vote with your absentee ballot in the election authority's office. If you mail the application and it is properly completed, the election authority will mail your absentee ballot to you.

STEP 4: After receiving your ballot, VOTE THE BALLOT IN SECRET. Insert the ballot into the envelope provided, seal it, complete and sign the certification on the back and PERSONALLY return it or mail it. The absentee voter may authorize, in writing, that a spouse, parent, child, brother, sister, or licensed motor carrier, should deliver the completed absentee ballot to the election authority in sufficient time to be delivered to the polling place on Election Day.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot from the Overseas Vote Foundation.

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Absentee voting is available if you meet any of the criteria. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 12 days before the election (October 22nd, 2020). 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 noon Election Day in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your Secretary of State website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day.  

Voters who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may only do so on Election Day (November 3, 2020). A voter may not surrender their absentee ballot and vote in person during early voting. If your absentee ballot is lost, spoiled, or defective you can fill out the ABS-5 form (https://forms.in.gov/download.aspx?id=9942) and the election office will issue you a new ballot by mail or you can vote on a machine at early voting.

If you wish to have your absentee ballot sent to you by mail or delivered to you by a traveling board, you must be at least one of the following:

  • Having a specific, reasonable expectation that you will be absent from your county of residence on Election Day during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open (6:00 am to 6:00 pm)
  • An election official
  • Confined on Election Day due to illness or injury during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open or caring for a confined person at a private residence.
  • A voter with disabilities
  • 65 years of age or older
  • Caretaker of an individual(s) confined to a private residence due to illness or injury and prevented from voting during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open
  • Scheduled to work for the entire 12 hours that the poll is open
  • Prevented from voting due to observing a religious discipline or holiday during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open
  • Participating in the address confidentiality program
  • Are a member of the military or public safety officer
  • Are a "serious sex offender"
  • Are prevented from voting due to not having transportation to the polls
  • A voter with disabilities that believes their polling place is not accessible to them
  • A voter who is physically unable to complete the ballot and sign the affidavit on their own

If you are eligible to vote absentee, you must fill out the absentee voting application. You must submit your application for an absentee ballot at least 12 days before the election. If you are a confined voter or a voter caring for a confined individual, there are other deadlines and requirements that apply.

If you vote absentee by mail you are not required to show a photo ID.

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Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 10 days before the election (October 24, 2020). You can return your absentee ballot request form through the mail or in person. Voted ballots must be postmarked by November 2, 2020 in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your Secretary of State website.  Absentee ballots begin being counted on November 2nd. Contact your local elections office for more information.

Voters who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may do so. Voters have the option to deliver their absentee ballot to the county auditor's office before the polls close on election day, surrender their voted absentee ballot at the polls and vote a regular ballot, or vote a provisional ballot at the polls if they cannot surrender their absentee ballot.

Applications for absentee ballots can be obtained online in a PDF format, or mailed upon request from the Secretary of State. You can also request a ballot by mailing the application to the county auditor/commissioner of elections in the county where you are registered.

You must provide ID information on your absentee ballot request forms. All request forms must include your driver's license/non-driver's ID number or your Voter ID Card's four-digit PIN number. Request forms without these forms of ID will not be accepted.

The request form must be received in the county auditor's office by 5 pm on the Friday, 11 days before the election OR, for General Elections, the deadline is the Saturday, 10 days before the election. If the request is received so late that it is unlikely the absentee ballot can be returned by mail in time to be considered for counting, the county auditor will enclose a statement to that effect with the absentee ballot.

For primary and general elections, the ballots are mailed no later than 40 days before election day. For other elections, ballots are mailed to voters as soon as they are ready. The county auditor will include instructions on how to mark the ballot as well as how to return the ballot.

The voted ballot must be postmarked by the Monday before election day or earlier and received in the county auditor's office no later than the Monday following the election. Voted absentee ballots cannot be delivered to the polling place on election day. If you have not returned your absentee ballot on election day, you have the following options:

  • Deliver your voted absentee ballot to the county auditor's office before the polls close on election day
  • Surrender your voted absentee ballot at the polls and vote a regular ballot
  • Vote a provisional ballot at the polls if you cannot surrender your voted absentee ballot

Some County Auditors use Satellite Absentee Voting Stations to provide absentee voting at places other than the Auditors office. You must mark your ballot at the station and leave it with the officials. All satellite stations must be accessible to people with disabilities.

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Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 7 days before the election (October 27, 2020). You can return your absentee ballot request form through the mail or in person. Voted ballots must be postmarked by November 2, 2020 in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your Secretary of State website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day. Contact your local elections office for more information.

Voters who requested an advance by mail ballot but choose to cast their ballot in person will be given a provisional ballot to ensure they only vote once. If you have any questions, you can find your local county clerk contact info here.

To vote by mail, follow these instructions:

  • Complete the application for an advance ballot
  • Provide either your driver's license number on the ballot application or a copy of your photo ID document with your application
  • Return the application to your county election office before the registration deadline for the next election
  • The ballot will be mailed to you. Complete and return your ballot to your county election office by mail for the next election
  • All ballots must be received in the county election office by the close of the polls on Election Day
  • You may request assistance in applying for and casting an advance voting ballot

Advance ballots are mailed out beginning 20 days before the election until the 4 days before an election. Make sure you apply for an advance ballot before the deadline to receive your ballot in the mail.

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All registered voters may request an absentee ballot by citing fear of contracting COVID-19 as an excuse to request the ballot. The last day to request an absentee ballot is October 9th, 2020. You can return your absentee ballot request form through mail, in person at your local elections office, or online. Your voted ballot must be received on November 6th, 2020 in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your State Board of Elections website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on October 1st.

Voters who request an absentee ballot are not able to vote in person instead, unless they have not received your requested absentee ballot by October 28, 2020.

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

Absentee voting is available if you meet specific criteria. The last day to request your ballot varies, as does the deadline to return the voted ballot. The deadline for most voters to request their absentee ballot is October 30th, 2020. You can return your absentee ballot request form through mail, in person at your local elections office, or online. For most voters, the deadline to return the voted absentee ballot is a day before the election, November 2nd, 2020. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your Secretary of State website.  Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day.

Those who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may only do so by a provisional ballot. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. For specifics, you can find your local county clerk contact info here.

Please see below for more information.

You must have a reason to vote by mail, unless you are a military or overseas citizen. There are 12 reasons to vote by mail:

  • Senior citizen 65 years of age or older
  • A home or a nursing home or veterans' home resident and you have been previously approved for the Disability program, or you are disabled, home bound or a nursing or veterans' home resident and you are submitting current proof of disability with your application. For more information on the Disability Program, click here.
  • A student, instructor, or professor (or spouse or dependents of the following,) in an institution of higher learning located outside the parish.
  • A minister, priest, rabbi, or clergy (or spouse or dependents of the following,) assigned to a religious post outside the parish.
  • A person who is or who expects to be temporarily outside the territorial limits of the state or absent from the parish during early voting and on Election Day.
  • A person who has moved after the registration books closed (30 days prior to an election) to another parish and the new residence is more than 100 miles from the parish of former residence.
  • A sequestered jury member.
  • A person who expects to be hospitalized on Election Day and did not have such knowledge until after early voting week passed.
  • A person who expects to be hospitalized on Election Day and who was hospitalized during early voting.
  • A person who was hospitalized and released prior to an election but who is either hospitalized or restricted to bed during early voting and on Election Day.
  • A person who by virtue of employment or occupation expects to be out of their precinct during early voting and on Election Day.
  • You are involuntarily confined in an institution for mental treatment outside your parish of registration and you are not interdicted and not judicially declared incompetent.
  • You are incarcerated or expect to be incarcerated in an institution inside or outside your parish of registration and you are not under an order of imprisonment for conviction of a felony

To request normal absentee ballots by mail, you must complete and return a request for absentee ballot indicating the reason you are not able to vote in person absentee or in person on Election Day.

You may request an absentee ballot as early as 60 days prior to the election. Your voted ballot must be witnessed and signed in order to be accepted.

Timeline to request an absentee ballot by mail

  • Military Personnel: Anytime before 4:30pm on the day before election day
  • US Citizens residing outside the US: Anytime before 4:30pm on the day before election day
  • Hospitalization: By 4:30pm on the day before election day
  • All others: Anytime before 4:30pm on the 4th day before election day

Deadlines for returning your voted ballots

  • Military Personnel: By 8pm on election day
  • US citizens residing outside the US: By 8pm on election day
  • Hospitalization: By 8pm on election day
  • All others: By 4:30pm on the day before election day
Request your Ballot

Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 5 days before the election (October 29, 2020). 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 8pm on Election Day in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your Secretary of State website.  Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day.

Those who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may be able to. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person Absentee ballots are processed in batches throughout the day and the list of those newly received absentee ballots is shared with each polling place for each batch, so if the absentee voter tries to vote in person, they will not be able to do so. (And conversely, if they vote in person before their ballot arrives that day, their absentee ballot will be rejected).

You do not need to have a specific reason or be unable to vote at the polls on Election Day to receive an absentee ballot.

You can request an absentee ballot online here beginning 3 months before Election Day. If you don't want to request a ballot online, you can contact your municipal clerk either in person on through the phone. A ballot will then be mailed to your address.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 3 days before the election.

To be counted, voted absentee ballots must be received by the municipal clerk by 8pm on Election Day.

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.

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Mail-in voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is 14 days before the election (October 20, 2020). You can return your absentee ballot request form through mail, in person at your local elections office, or online. Voted ballots must be received or postmarked by 8pm on Election Day in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your Board of Elections website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on October 1st. 

Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) all active registered Maryland voters will be mailed an application for a mail-in ballot for the General Election. Applications for ballots go out beginning in late August, with additional mailings for voters who register after that date. Voters are encouraged to return the application as soon as possible to ensure they receive their ballot in enough time to mail it back. Voters may also download and print applications in English or Spanish or request their ballots online here. Ballot applications must be received by the State Board of Elections by October 20, 2020.

If you request a mail-in ballot and decide to vote in person, you will have to vote a provisional ballot. If you have not already voted, election officials will count that ballot as your vote. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. 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 Vote Foundation.

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Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 4 days before the election (October 30, 2020). You can return your absentee ballot request form through the mail, in person, by fax, by email or online. However you return it, the local election official must be able to see your signature in order to approve the request. Voted ballots must be received by 5pm on November 6 in order to be counted.  You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your Secretary of the Commonwealth website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on October 25th.

Voters who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may do so. You can vote in person as long as you haven't already voted by mail. If you choose not to return your mail-in ballot, you can vote in person on Election Day or during early voting. You can also vote in person if you mail your ballot and it does not reach your election office by Election Day or if your mail-in ballot is rejected for any reason. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person.

Request your Ballot

Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 4 days before the election (October 30, 2020). 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 Election Day in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your Department of State website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day.

Voters who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may do so. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. If a voter who has been issued an Absentee Voting ballot decides to vote at the polls, the clerk may not spoil or reject the Absentee Voting ballot and allow the voter to cast a ballot at the polls. The voter’s only pre-Election Day option is to surrender the ballot to the clerk. The voter should write “I am surrendering my ballot” on the envelope and sign it. Or, the voter can surrender the ballot at the polls.

To request a ballot, use one of the links below:

Absent Voter Ballot Application

Absent Voter Ballot Application - Fillable Version

En Español

Large Print Version

You may submit your application either in person or by mail to your City/Township Clerk's office.

After receiving your absentee ballot, you have until 8pm on Election Day to complete and return the ballot to your clerk's office.

Emergency Absentee Ballot:

If you have an emergency that prevents you from going to the polls you may request an emergency absentee ballot. Requests must be submitted after the deadline for regular absentee ballots has passed, but before 4pm on Election Day. The emergency must have occurred at a time in which it made it impossible to get to the polls.

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.

ALERT: Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) voters do NOT need a witness for their absentee ballots. Voters who wish to register to vote when they cast their ballot by mail WILL need to verify their proof of residency if they register and vote by mail.

Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 1 day before the election (November 2nd, 2020). You can return your absentee ballot request form through mail, in person at your local elections office, or online. Voted ballots must be postmarked by Election Day in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your Secretary of State website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day.  

If a voter has requested an absentee ballot but decides that they want to vote in person instead, they have that option as long as the voter has not returned their ballot as of October 21, 2020. The voter can go to their early voting location before Election Day or their polling place on Election Day. They should tell the election officials that they requested an absentee ballot but want to vote in person instead. The election official will cancel their absentee ballot and allow the voter to vote in person. The voter should shred their absentee ballot when they return home; no other voter may use it.

To return the ballot, you may mail or send via package delivery service (such as Fed Ex or UPS) or you may return the ballot in person.

With absentee voting, you can vote either in person before Election Day at a location designated by your county elections official or by mail. To vote by mail, fill out the form to request an absentee ballot. The ballot will then be mailed directly to you.

You do not need to be registered to vote to request an absentee ballot. A voter registration application will be included in the materials. You must show your witness an accepted proof of residence when registering.

To find out where your absentee ballot is in the process, please use your state's absentee ballot lookup.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

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ALERT: Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) the criteria for requesting an absentee ballot has been updated to include a temporary or permanent physical disability, which may include but is not limited to a physician imposed quarantine due to COVID-19. Or, if someone is caring for a dependent that is under a physician imposed quarantine due to COVID-19. If you meet this new criteria, or any of the other criteria listed below, you can request your absentee ballot today or no later than 5 days before Election Day. Just be sure to return your voted ballot by the deadline (received by the Absentee Election Manager by 5pm the day before the election) to make sure your ballot is counted. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day. If you have any questions, please contact your Secretary of State.

Those who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may only do so by a provisional ballot. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. For specifics, you can find your local county clerk contact info here.

Absentee voting is available if you meet any of the criteria below. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 5 days before the election (October 29, 2020). You can return your absentee ballot request form through the mail or in person. Voted ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and received up to 5 days after the election in order to be counted. Contact your local elections office for more information.

You are eligible to vote absentee if you are a qualified and registered voter who will be absent from your county of residence on Election Day, or are:

  • A disabled war veteran who is a patient in any hospital and a citizen of Mississippi
  • A citizen of Mississippi temporarily residing outside the territorial limits of the United States and the District of Columbia
  • An employee engaged in interstate transportation
  • A student, teacher or administrator
  • An employee engaged in offshore employment, or as an employee on a vessel or other watercraft
  • An employee, businessperson, professional, tradesman or worker required to be over 50 miles away from the county of residence on election day due to employment
  • A person with a temporary or permanent physical disability
  • 65 years of age or older
  • A parent, spouse or dependent of a person with a temporary or permanent disability hospitalized more than 50 miles from home county and with such person Election Day
  • A member of a congressional delegation

Please check with your voter registrar to determine if you are entitled to vote absentee and to learn the procedures for doing so. You can fill out an absentee ballot request form here.

U.S. military personnel and overseas citizens can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

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ALERT: ALERT: Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) all Missouri voters may vote by mail for the November 3rd election. All voters may vote absentee with a notarization of the ballot envelope, and voters in at-risk categories for contracting or transmitting COVID-19 are eligible to vote absentee by mail WITHOUT getting the envelope notarized.

The last day to request an absentee ballot is 13 days before the election (October 21, 2020). You can return your absentee ballot request form through the mail, in person, by fax or by email. Voted ballots must be received by Election Day in order to be counted. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day.

For more information, or to request an absentee ballot, click here.

If you requested an absentee ballot, but decide you want to vote in person, please contact their local election authority for further instructions.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

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Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 1 day before the election (November 2nd, 2020). 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. Contact your local elections office for more information. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your Secretary of State website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on November 2nd.

Voters who received a ballot by mail, but decide they want to vote in person may do so in most counties. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. For specifics, you can find your local county clerk contact info here.

If you are a registered voter, you may vote by absentee ballot. To vote absentee, you must first apply for an absentee ballot. Applications are available during a period beginning 75 days before Election Day and ending at 12:00 pm on the day before the election.

You may pick up an application at your local election office or at the secretary of state's Office, or you may call either office and ask to have an application mailed to you. Mail the application or drop it off at your local elections office. Once you have submitted your application, your absentee ballot will be mailed to you, unless you indicate on the application that you would prefer to have someone pick it up for you. Once you have marked your ballot, return it to your local election office before the polls close on Election Day in the secrecy envelope provided.

You can track your absentee ballot on your state's website.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

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Early voting (formerly known as absentee voting) is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot is the second Friday before the election (October 23, 2020). 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. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day. Contact your local elections office for more information.

Those who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may only do so by a provisional ballot. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. For specifics, you can find your local county clerk contact info here.

You can apply for an early voting (formerly known as absentee) ballot by contacting your county clerk in person, by personal agent, by mail or by fax. You can print the early voting application request form from your state's website. To apply for early voting, you should complete the form and then mail or fax it to your county clerk.

You may also send in a hand-written request. You can obtain an early voting ballot by writing to your county clerk or election commissioner with the following information:

  • Your name and residence address
  • Your political party affiliation
  • Your voting precinct (if known)
  • Your phone number
  • The mailing address you want the ballots sent to
  • Your signature

All county election offices will accept early voting applications up to 120 days prior to a statewide election. However, regular early voting ballots are not sent out or voted until 35 days before the election. The last day to request an early voting ballot to be mailed is the second Friday before the election. All early voting ballots whether personally delivered, delivered by agent or delivered by mail or other carriers must arrive by the closing of the polls on Election Day: 8:00 pm central time and 7:00 pm mountain time.

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.

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Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 14 days before the election (October 20, 2020). You can return your absentee ballot request form through the mail or in person. Voted ballots must be received by 7pm on Election Day (if hand delivered), or postmarked by Election Day in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your mail ballot on your Secretary of State website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on October 19th. Contact your local elections office for more information.

Even though all active registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail for the 2020 general election, voters can choose to vote in person at a polling place instead of voting by mail. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. Voters who choose to vote in person will have two options:

  1. Early Voting - Early voting begins on Saturday, October 17 and runs through Friday, October 30.  Days and hours of operation vary by county.  A list of early voting polling places by county can be found here.  In order to avoid lines on Election Day, all voters who wish to vote in person are encouraged to vote early.
  2. Election Day - Polling locations open at 7:00 am on Election Day and remain open until 7:00 pm.  As long as you are in line by 7:00 pm, you will be allowed to vote.  A list of Election Day polling places by county can be found here.

All registered voters may request to vote by mail. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 5pm, 14 days before the election. All absentee ballots must be received by 7pm on Election Day, or postmarked by Election Day and received 7 days after the election, in order to be counted.

If you are voting for the first time by mail, you must provide a copy of an acceptable form of ID either with your registration application or absentee ballot request form. You must provide proof of identity and residency. Acceptable forms of ID are:

  • A current and valid Nevada driver's license
  • A current and valid ID card
  • A current and valid ID card issued by a branch of the Armed Forces of the US
  • A current and valid ID card issued by a sheriff of a Nevada county to an employee as a condition of employment by certain business enterprises
  • A current and valid ID card issued by an agency of the State of Nevada or political subdivision thereof or the US, including, without limitation, a public school, college or university
  • A current and valid student ID card from an accredited private school, college or university
  • A current and valid US passport
  • A current and valid insurance plan ID card which the county clerk determines, in his or her discretion, to be a reliable indication of the true name and identity of the person
  • A current and valid tribal ID card

IDs establishing residency may include:

  • Any form of ID listed above
  • Current and valid utility bill, including, without limitation, a bill for electricity, gas, oil, water, sewer, septic, telephone, cellular telephone or cable TV
  • Current and valid bank or credit union statement
  • Current and valid paycheck
  • Current and valid income tax return
  • Current and valid statement concerning mortgage, rental or lease of a residence
  • Current and valid motor vehicle registration
  • Current and valid document issued by a governmental agency
  • Current and valid property tax statement
  • Any other official article which the county clerk determines, in his or her discretion, to be a reliable indication of the true residential address of the person

You may request to become a permanent absentee voter. You need to provide written notice to your County Clerk and ask to receive an absentee ballot for all elections you are eligible to vote in.

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.

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ALERT: Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) there have been changes to the absentee voting criteria. Voters who either have COVID-19, are caring for someone who has COVID-19, or believe that voting in person will expose them to COVID-19 can apply for, and receive an absentee ballot. To receive your absentee ballot you must sign the "disability" affidavit on the application. Voters are encouraged to apply for their absentee ballot ASAP in order to receive it in advance of the September election. You can return your absentee ballot request form through the mail or in person. All absentee ballots must be received by 5pm on Election Day to be counted. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your State website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day. If you have any questions please contact your City or Town Clerk.

Voters who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may do so. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. For specifics, you can find your local county clerk contact info here.

Absentee ballots are available from your town or city clerk approximately 30 days before an election. A person may vote by absentee ballot if:

  • They will be absent from the city/town in which they are qualified to vote on the day of an election
  • You are physically disabled and unable to vote in person
  • You are a member (or a spouse or a dependent of a member) of the uniformed services who will be absent on election day
  • Your observance of a religious commitment prevents you from voting in person
  • You are unable to appear at any time during the polling hours at your polling place because of a work obligation that requires you to remain physically at work or be in transit to or from work from the time the polls open until after the polls close. Work can include unpaid care of children or infirm adults.

To request an absentee ballot, you may download the application. You can also submit a request in writing. You must include all the information that is on the application. Don't forget your name, voting address, mailing address and your signature.

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ALERT: Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) all registered voters in New Jersey will be mailed a ballot for the November General Election. All voters are strongly encouraged to vote that ballot as soon as possible and return it so it reaches the Election Officials by the deadline (2 days after Election Day if postmarked by Election Day). The state is adding secure drop boxes around the state to ensure voters can drop their ballots instead of mailing if they prefer. You can sign up to track your mail ballot on your Division of Elections website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day. If you would like to vote in person on Election Day that will still be an option. Please contact the Division of Elections.

All active registered voters will automatically receive a vote by mail ballot. If you go to a polling location to vote on Election Day, you will be provided with a paper provisional ballot. If you have a disability that prevents you from voting on a paper ballot, you will be provided access to an accessible voting device. Also, a voter may drop off their vote by mail ballot at their polling place. The November 3rd, 2020 General Election is being conducted primarily by vote by mail. If you haven’t received your vote by mail ballot, please contact your county clerk.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request a vote by mail ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required beginning on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 14 days before the election (October 20, 2020). 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 Election Day in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your Secretary of State website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day.  

Voters who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may do so. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. For specifics, you can find your local county clerk contact info here.

You can request an absentee ballot through your county clerk, by mail, by phone, or online.

Be sure to return your absentee ballot to the county clerk's office or to a polling location on or before Election Day. Absentee ballots must be delivered by 7pm on Election Day to be counted. For other questions, check the Secretary of State Website.

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ALERT: Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) all voters will be able to vote absentee in the upcoming election! Fill out the absentee ballot application as soon as possible (deadline October 27, 2020) to ensure you receive their ballot. You can return your absentee ballot request form through the mail or in person. All absentee ballots must be postmarked by election day, and received by November 10th to be counted. You can also drop your absentee ballot at early voting locations or at your regular polling location on Election Day. If you are returning your absentee ballot at a polling location you do not need to stand in line. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your State Board of Elections website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on November 6th. Contact your local elections office for more information.

Even if you request or cast and return an absentee ballot, you may still go to the polls and vote in person. The Board of Elections is required to check the poll book before counting any absentee ballot. If the voter comes to the poll site, on Election Day or during early voting and votes in person, the absentee ballot is set aside and not counted.

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Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 7 days before the election (October 27, 2020). For the November 2020 General Election you can return your absentee ballot request form through email, fax or in person to your county board of elections. Your ballot must be postmarked by November 3, 2020 and received by November 6, 2020 in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your State Board of Elections website.  Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day.

Voters who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may do so. Requesting an absentee ballot will not record you in the system as having voted. If you do not vote your absentee ballot, you may vote in person during the early voting period or on Election Day. You may simply discard your absentee ballot. There is no need to bring it with you to a polling place.

No excuses are needed to request a mail-in absentee ballot. For non-military voters, you must request an absentee ballot for each election you want to vote absentee. The below information is for non-military voters, for more information on military or overseas voting procedures, please see our Overseas and Military Voters section.

To receive a mail-in ballot you must complete the State Absentee Ballot Request form. Or, you can now request your absentee ballot online!

You, or a near relative (spouse, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, stepparent, or stepchild), a legal guardian or a member of a multipartisan assistance team (MAT) may submit the ballot request.

A signed copy of this form must be received by the county board of elections no later than 5pm on the last Tuesday before the election.

Forms delivered by any other person will not be processed.

Completed absentee ballot request forms may also be delivered by mail Find your county board of elections contact information here. The request form must be received by the Tuesday before the election, and not postmarked by that date.  

When completing the State Absentee Ballot Request Form you must provide:

  • Your name and address
  • Your name and address of your near relative or legal guardian if that person is making the request
  • The address of the voter where the absentee ballots should be mailed (if different from the residence of the voter)
  • One of these types of ID numbers: North Carolina driver's license, North Carolina special ID care for nonoperators or the last four digits of the voters social security number.
  • Voters birthdate
  • Signature of the voter or the voters near relative or legal guardian
  • Clear information of the date of the election the absentee ballot is being requested for
  • If you are requesting a ballot for a partisan primary, and you are registered as unaffiliated, you must indicate the political party in whose primary you want to participate.

Once you receive your ballot, you may vote the ballot in the presence of two witnesses (or one witness if the witness is a notary-public). Note: For the November 2020 general election only, only one witness is required for an absentee ballot. Once voted, you must seal the ballot in the return envelope and complete the information on the back of the return envelope. The witnesses must complete and sign the envelope in the space assigned to them. If someone assists the voter, they must sign and date the certificate as well.

The voted ballot must be returned no later than 5pm on the night of the election. You may mail or hand deliver the envelope to the board of elections' office. If the ballot is received after 5pm it will only be counted if they are received by mail and have a postmark that is dated on or before the day of the election and they are received by 5pm three days following the election.

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.

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Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 1 day before the election (November 2nd, 2020). You can return your absentee ballot request form through the mail, in person, by fax or as a scanned attachment to an email. Voted ballots must be postmarked the day before the Election Day in order to be counted (November 2nd, 2020). You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your Secretary of State website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day. Contact your local elections official for more information.

Voters who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may do so. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. For specifics, you can find your local county clerk contact info here.

Absentee voting is easy and available for all voters in North Dakota. Absentee voting related forms include the following:

Applications for absentee ballots may be delivered to the appropriate county auditor or election official by mail, in person, or by fax. For more information, please consult with your voting assistance officer, the Secretary of State's office, or your county auditor's.

According to North Dakota law, absentee ballots are to be made available by the 40th day before the election. Absentee ballots must be returned and postmarked by the day before the election.

Some Special Circumstances to consider:

In North Dakota, you are not required to provide a reason when requesting a ballot to vote absentee.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Request your Ballot

Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 3 days before the election (October 31st, 2020). You can return your absentee ballot request form through the mail or in person. Absentee ballots must be received before the close of the polls on election day, or postmarked no later than the day before an election and received no later than 10 days after the close of the polls. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your Secretary of State website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day. Contact your Secretary of State for more information.

All voters who requested an absentee ballot for the November, 3, 2020 General Election, but who decide they prefer to vote in early can do so. If you would like to vote at the county Early Vote Center you can during the Early Voting period (and you can vote a regular ballot). If you would like to vote on Election Day you can, but you will have to vote a provisional ballot. You will be asked for your absentee ballot during Early Voting, but if you do not have it with you, you can still vote a regular ballot. For more information please contact your Secretary of State.

A qualified Ohio voter does not have to state a reason to vote by an absentee ballot, and a voter with only a Social Security number or an Ohio license number as identification can cast a regular ballot.

If you are properly registered to vote, you submit your written request to the board of elections of the county in which your voting residence is located. Your request must contain certain information (discussed below) and your original signature. You may, but are not required to, use the application form provided by the Ohio Secretary of State.

You do not need to submit an official absentee ballot application. You need to request an absentee ballot by written request, and it must contain all of the following information:

  • Your date of birth
  • Your name
  • Your signature
  • The address at which you are registered to vote and your date of birth
  • One of these items showing proof of identification: Ohio driver's license number, the last four digits of your Social Security number, a copy of your current and valid photo ID, military ID, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and current address
  • A statement identifying the election for which absent voter's ballots are requested
  • A statement that you are a qualified elector
  • If you want the ballots to be mailed, the address to which you want them mailed

Absentee voting begins 29 days before an election. Absentee ballots must be received before the close of the polls on election day, or postmarked no later than the day before an election and received no later than 10 days after the close of the polls. Once absentee ballots are available for voting, you may either vote in person at the county board of elections office, or receive and return the absentee ballot via U.S. Mail, or overnight delivery services such as FedEx or UPS.

To receive your absentee ballot:

  • By mail: Unless you are a member of the U.S. armed forces, you must mail your properly completed absentee ballot application bearing your original signature to the board of elections of the county where your voting residence is located. The board must receive your request by noon on the Saturday before the election. However, you should submit your request as far in advance of the election as possible.
  • In person: You may go to the county board of elections office during regular business hours after absentee ballots are available for voting, but no later than the day before the election, and request, receive and immediately vote your ballot at the board office.

If you are hospitalized on election day, regardless of where you are hospitalized, you must submit a properly completed and signed request to the board of elections of the county where your voting residence is located by 3:00 pm on Election Day. To be eligible under this provision, you must be confined in a hospital because of an unforeseeable medical emergency. Your application must specify where, why and when you came to be hospitalized. You may include in your absentee ballot application a request that your county board of elections give your unmarked ballot to a designated relative. A relative includes: your spouse, father, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, grandfather, grandmother, brother, sister, son, daughter, adopted parent, adopted child, stepparent, stepchild, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece. Your relative would then deliver the ballot to you in the hospital and return it to the board office after you have voted it. If you are hospitalized in the same county where you are registered to vote, two representatives of the board of elections can deliver the ballot to you and return it to the board office.

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

Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 7 days before the election (October 27, 2020). 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. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your State Election Board website.  Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day.

ALERT: Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) all voters casting an absentee ballot will NOT need to get their ballots notarized, however, you will need to submit a copy of your photo ID with the ballot.

Those who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may do so. Voters must surrender their absentee ballots before receiving a regular ballot, otherwise they must vote by a provisional ballot. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. For specifics, you can find your local county clerk contact info here.

Any registered voter in Oklahoma may request an absentee ballot with no excuse. If you prefer to request an absentee ballot by mail, you may write a letter to your county election board. The letter must contain the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your birth date
  • Your address
  • The election(s) for which you are requesting ballot(s)
  • The address where ballot(s) should be mailed
  • Your signature

You may apply for absentee ballots for one election, for several elections, or for all elections during the calendar year in which the application is submitted.

An absentee ballot must be received by the county election board before 7:00 pm on Election Day to be counted.

If you prefer, you may vote absentee in person at the county election board office from 8am-6pm on the Thursday and Friday before all elections. If the election is a state or a federal election, in person absentee voting is available from 9am-2pm on the Saturday before the election.

If you become incapacitated after 5:00 pm on the Tuesday before an election, you may receive an absentee ballot through special emergency procedures. You must make a written request to the county election board. The request must be accompanied by a statement from a doctor saying you are incapacitated and will be unable to vote in person on Election Day. Your request and the doctor's statement must be taken to the county election board office by the person you choose. This person becomes your agent. The county election board can provide a form to be used for both your request and the doctor's statement. The agent will receive your ballot and will deliver it to you. After you mark the ballot, the agent must return it to the county election board office before 7:00 pm on Election Day.

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

All voters receive their ballots through the vote by mail process. Ballots will be mailed 14 to 18 days before an election. Voted ballots must be received by Election Day in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your mail ballot on your Secretary of State website. Ballots begin being counted on Election Day.

Oregon conducts voting by mail only. You have the choice of mailing your ballot or returning it to any county election office or any designated drop site.

If it is determined by the county elections official that a person does not receive daily mail service from USPS, the ballot is mailed 18 to 20 days before the election. Out of state voters that are not long term absentee voters have their ballots mailed no sooner than the 29th day before the election. Long term and military absentee ballots (including all out of country ballots) are mailed 45 days before the election.

You may apply for absentee voter status if you live out of state or if you know that you will be absent for the election (i.e., you will be out of town prior to the election and are putting your mail on hold.) Absentee ballots are available 45 days before the election. To apply for absentee voter status: obtain an absentee ballot request form from your county elections office or , fill out the form, and return it to your county elections office in person, via US mail or fax.

If you prefer, your absentee ballot request can remain valid for all future elections until you notify your county elections official otherwise or you move out of the county. Please specify this preference on the request form.

To be a long term absentee voter, you must be a resident of Oregon who is absent from your place of residence. Possible long term absentee voters could include a person temporarily living outside of the territorial limits of the United States and the District of Columbia or a spouse of a long term absentee voter.

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.

 

ALERT: Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) all PA counties can set up ballot drop boxes and satellite offices to accept mail and absentee ballots for the Tuesday, November 3, 2020 General Election. All ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and received by 5pm on Friday, November 6th in order to be counted. For additional questions, please contact your Department of State.

All registered voters are eligible to request to vote by mail beginning in April 2020! You can request your mail ballot online, through a paper form (found in English and Espanol), in person at your County Election office or through a signed letter to your County Election Office. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 7 days before the election (October 27, 2020). Voted ballots must be received  by Election Day in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your mail ballot on your Department of State website. Absentee ballots start being counted on Election Day.

Voters who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may be able to. If you already submitted a mail-in or absentee ballot, you cannot vote at your polling place on election day.

If you did not return your mail-in or absentee ballot and you want to vote in person, you have two options:

  1. Bring your ballot and the pre-addressed outer return envelope to your polling place to be voided. After you surrender your ballot and envelope and sign a declaration, you can then vote a regular ballot.
  2. If you don't surrender your ballot and return envelope, you can only vote by provisional ballot at your polling place. Your county board of elections will then verify that you did not vote by mail before counting your provisional ballot.

For specifics, you can find your local county clerk contact info here.

You may now request your absentee ballot online! You can vote absentee if you are:

  • A college student
  • Out of town on Election Day
  • Have a disability or illness that prevents you from getting to your polling place
  • A member of the military
  • Have a conflict due to a religious holiday

A complete list of who can apply for an absentee ballot can be found here. After applying, you can track the status of your ballot here.

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is one week before the Election Day.

When you apply for an absentee ballot you must provide a driver's license number or a Social Security Number. If you don't know have a driver's license or a Social Security Number you must present a copy of an acceptable photo ID.

If you are a UOCAVA voter, a voter with a disability or voters over 65 and affected by the Voting Accessibility for Elderly and Handicapped Act you do not need to provide any ID to apply for your absentee ballot.

Deadlines for returning your voted absentee ballot:

The deadline to return your ballot is 8pm on Election Day.

If you have an emergency and did not apply for an absentee ballot by the deadline you may download and apply for an Emergency Absentee Ballot. This application must be notarized before it is submitted. More information about Emergency Absentee Ballots can be found here.

Request your Ballot

Absentee voting is available if you meet any of the criteria below. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 21 days before the election (October 13th, 2020). You can return your absentee ballot request form through the mail or in person. Voted ballots must be received by 8pm on Election Day in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your Department of State website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on October 14th. Contact your local elections office for more information.

Those who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may only do so by a provisional ballot. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. For specifics, you can find your local county clerk contact info here.

If you are a registered voter, you may vote by mail (absentee voting) only if:

  • You are physically unable to vote in a polling place because of illness or physical or mental disability
  • You are confined to a nursing home, convalescent home or hospital
  • You are away due to employment or service connected with military operations or because you are a spouse or legal dependent who lives with that person or a U.S. citizen who will be outside the United States
  • You may not be able to vote at your assigned polling place the day of election.

For more information visit your state site. You may pick up an application yourself, have another person pick one up for you or call your local board and request that an application be sent to you.

The application must be filled out, witnessed or notarized and delivered to the local board so that it is received no later than 4:00 pm on the 21st day before the election. The completed application may be mailed, dropped off by you or personally delivered by a person acting at your request.

If emergency circumstances arise after the regular mail ballot application deadline, you may apply for an emergency mail ballot at your local board of canvassers. You can apply up until 4 p.m. on the day before an election. Your emergency mail ballot must be received by the state Board of Elections no later than 9 p.m. the day of the election.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Request your Ballot

ALERT: Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) all voters are eligible to vote absentee under the State of Emergency reason. All voters are encouraged to request an absentee ballot before the deadline of 5pm on Saturday, October 24th, in order to receive their absentee ballot on time. You can return your absentee ballot request form through the mail or in person. Your ballot must be received by 7pm on Tuesday, November 3rd to be counted. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your Election Commission website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day. For additional information please contact your Secretary of State.

If a voter has received an absentee ballot but then wants to vote in person, the voter may return the ballot in person to the county election office where it will be cancelled and the voter may then vote in person. The voter can also return the completed ballot in person at the county election office or satellite offices.  It does not have to be mailed.

To check the status of your absentee ballot, please use your state's tool.

Request your Ballot

Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 1 days before the election (November 2nd, 2020). 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. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day. Contact your local elections office for more information.

Any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot. You must request an absentee ballot application from your County Election Official or fill out an absentee ballot request here. You will then be sent a paper absentee ballot to vote.

The County Election Official must receive your application no later than 5pm the day before the election.

If you are confined because of sickness or disability, you may apply in writing and obtain an absentee ballot by authorized messenger. The authorized messenger delivers the ballot from the County Election Official to the qualified voter and then delivers the marked ballot to the County Election Official. Any application for a ballot by authorized messenger must be received before 3pm the day of the election.

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

Absentee voting is available if you meet any of the criteria below. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 7 days before the election (October 27th, 2020). You can return your absentee ballot request form by mail, fax or email. The form does need to be physically signed by you before being returned to the election official. 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. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day.  

Those who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may only do so by a provisional ballot. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. For specifics, you can find your local county clerk contact info here.

To vote by mail, you:

  • You are hospitalized, ill or physically disabled and unable to appear at your polling place to vote.  Voters who have an illness, physical disability or other underlying health condition that makes them especially vulnerable to COVID-19, and who, because of that condition, are unable to appear in the polling place on Election Day and instead wish to vote by-mail should check this box.  For a list of underlying health conditions that makes a person especially vulnerable see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-increased-risk.html. A physician’s statement is not required to check this box.
  • You are the caretaker of, or live with a person who is hospitalized, ill, or disabled.  Voters who are the caretaker of someone with an illness, physical disability or other underlying health condition that makes a person you care for especially vulnerable to COVID-19, and who wish to vote by-mail should check this box.  For a list of underlying health conditions that makes a person especially vulnerable see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-increased-risk.htmlA physician’s statement is not required to check this box.
  • Will be outside the county of registration during the early voting period and all day on Election Day
  • Or your spouse are enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited college or university outside the county of registration
  • Reside in a licensed facility providing relatively permanent domiciliary care, other than a penal institution, outside your county of residence
  • Will be unable to vote in person due to service as a juror for a federal or state court
  • Are 60 or older
  • Have a physical disability and an inaccessible polling place
  • Are a candidate for office in the election
  • Serve as an election day official or as a member or employee of the election commission
  • Your observance of a religious holiday prevents you from voting in person during the early voting period and on Election Day
  • Possess a valid commercial driver's license and certify that you will be working outside the state or county of registration during the early voting period and all day on Election Day
  • Are a member of the military or an overseas citizen

You may request a by mail ballot by writing to your county elections office or fill out an absentee ballot request here. You may also email your request with an attached document including a scanned signature.

You may request an application for by mail ballot no earlier than 90 days before the election and no later than seven days before the election. 

The county elections office must receive the ballot by mail no later than the close of Election Day.

Once the election office issues an absentee by mail ballot to you, you can only vote by mail. If you notify the elections office that you have spoiled your ballot or have not received the ballot, the elections office shall supply you with subsequent voting supplies. The county elections office will reject the old application and send a new application to you immediately by mail to be completed and returned again. The by mail ballot must be received by the county elections office through the postal mail, it can not be hand delivered.

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

Absentee voting is available if you meet any of the criteria below. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 11 days before the election (October 23rd, 2020). You can return your absentee ballot request form through the mail or in person. Voted ballots must be received by 7pm on Election Day, or by 5pm on November 4th if postmarked by November 3rd, in order to be counted. Absentee ballots begin being counted on October 30th. Contact your local elections office for more information.

Voters who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may be able to. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. Bring your ballot and the pre-addressed outer return envelope to your polling place to be voided. If you don’t have your ballot or never received it, you cast a provisional ballot. Your vote will be counted once the county determines it never received your mail-in ballot. For specifics, you can find your local county clerk contact info here.

To qualify for an absentee ballot, you must be:

  • Absent from your county of residence on Election Day and during the early voting period
  • Sick or have a disability that prevents you from voting in person without assistance
  • 65 or older
  • Confined to jail serving a misdemeanor sentence; or confined to jail without bail pending trial for a felony or appeal of a felony conviction

You must request an application for ballot by mail (ABBM) from an early voting clerk in the county where you are registered, or from the secretary of state's office. Once received, read the instructions carefully, complete the ABBM form and return to the early voting clerk in your county by mail, common carrier or fax.

The Early Voting Clerk must receive your marked ballot by 7pm on Election Day or by the 5th day after Election Day if your ballot is submitted from outside the US.

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

Almost all registered voters will receive their ballots in the mail before Election Day. The voted ballot must be postmarked the day before Election Day in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your mail ballot on your Lieutenant Governor website. Ballots begin being counted on Election Day.  

If you are registered to vote, you may vote by absentee ballot. A separate absentee ballot application must be filled out for each election. All completed forms should be mailed to your county clerk's office.

For regular absentee voting, the ballot application must be received no later than the Thursday before the election.

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.

ALERT: Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) all active registered voters will receive a ballot by mail sometime between September 21st and October 1st. If you prefer to vote in person on Election Day you still can, however, voters are encouraged to vote by mail if they choose. If you vote by mail, your voted ballot must be received by Election Day in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your mail ballot on your Secretary of State website. Absentee ballots start being counted on Election Day.  Please contact your Secretary of State for more information.

Those who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may do so. Voters must surrender their absentee ballots before receiving a regular ballot, otherwise they must vote by a provisional ballot. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. For specifics, you can find your local county clerk contact info here.

 

 

 

Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 11 days before the election (October 23rd, 2020). You can return your absentee ballot request form through mail, in person at your local elections office, or online. Voted ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and received by 12pm 3 days after the election in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your Department of Elections website.  Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day.

ALERT: Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), voters mailing absentee ballots for the November General Election do NOT need a witness. Please contact the Board of Elections for more information.

Those who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may do so. Voters must surrender their absentee ballots before receiving a regular ballot in person. If the voter does not bring their Vote by Mail ballot to the polls, they can still vote a regular ballot during the Early Voting by signing a Gold Form, but they will vote a Provisional Ballot on Election Day. However, if the pollbook indicates that the voter was not only issued a Vote by Mail ballot but also that the ballot was returned, the voter can only vote a Provisional Ballot that will be reviewed by the local Electoral Board to ensure that the individual only votes once. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. For specifics, you can find your local county clerk contact info here.

You may now request an absentee ballot online! Just fill out and submit this form before the deadline (5pm 11 days before the election).

All voters are eligible for absentee voting either in-person or by mail for 45 days before the election. You can request your absentee ballot at any time during the year.

Voted mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and be received by your local registrar by noon on the third day after the election in order to be counted.

You can check the status of your absentee ballot with the Absentee Ballot Status Look Up tool.

As a reminder, first time voters who registered through the mail may vote absentee, but you must mail a copy of one of the below forms of ID with your absentee ballot:

  • Valid photo ID
  • Current utility bill
  • Other government document that confirms name and address

Emergency Absentee Voting

You can apply for an emergency absentee ballot if you:

  • Are hospitalized or have an illness
  • You are dealing with a hospitalization, illness or death of a spouse, child or parent
  • Have another emergency found to justify an emergency absentee ballot

If you meet these requirements, you can have a designated representative request an absentee ballot through the day before the election. You must complete the application and deliver it to the local registrar's office by 2pm the day before the election. Voted ballots must be returned before the polls close on Election Day.

Request your Ballot

Any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot. Your ballot is mailed to you at least 18 days before each election. You can also fill out an absentee ballot request for here. In order to receive your ballot your voter registration address must be current. Voted ballots must be received by Election Day in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your mail ballot on your Secretary of State website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day.  If you have any questions contact your Secretary of State.

Washington state is a universal vote by mail state, so all registered voters receive a ballot by mail. A voter does not need to bring their ballot to the voting station if they wish to vote in person. They simply show up at the in person voting station. There is at least one in person voting station for each county, and King County has seven. The first ballot cast by each voter flags the voter's record in the system, so additional ballots are not accidentally counted, if a person inadvertently or consciously tries to vote twice.

Any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot.

You may request an absentee ballot as early as 90 days before an election. No absentee ballots are issued on election day except to a voter who is a resident of a health care facility. The request for an absentee ballot must be made to your county auditor or elections department. You can also fill out an absentee ballot request for here.

NOTE: Absentee ballots must be signed and postmarked or delivered to the county election officer on or before election day.

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

Absentee voting is available if you meet any of the criteria below. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 6 days before the election (October 28, 2020). You can return your absentee ballot request form through the mail, in person, or scanned as an attachment to an email. Just be sure to include your proof of ID no matter how you return the request form. Voted ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and received no later than 5 days after Election Day in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your Secretary of State website. Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day. For more information contact your local election officials.

Those who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may do so. Voters must surrender their absentee ballots before receiving a regular ballot, otherwise they must vote by a provisional ballot. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. For specifics, you can find your local county clerk contact info here.

Reasons for voting absentee - you are:

  • Illness, injury or other medical reason (due to concerns of COVID-19, all voters may apply to vote absentee in the 2020 General Election because of “medical reason”
  • Attending school
  • Traveling outside the county for business or personal reasons
  • Incarcerated or serving home confinement for misdemeanor, and legally registered to vote
  • Work hours and distance from county seat
  • Work assignment requires living temporarily outside the county (4 years or less)
  • Service as election or appointed or federal official requires living temporarily outside country
  • If the early voting, or Election Day polling locations are inaccessible
  • If you are attending college or another place of education or training

To download the absentee ballot application, use your state's resource.

Your request for an absentee ballot must be received no later than the 6th day before the election. Unless you are voting absentee by mail because of illness or disability, the ballot must be mailed to an out-of-county address. You may apply as early as eighty-four days before the election, but the ballots are not ready for mailing to you until six weeks before the election.

Mailed ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and received no later than five days after Election Day in order to be counted. You can hand-deliver your ballot, but those must be received not later than the day before Election Day. You can track your ballot to see where it is in the process.

If you are a participant in the West Virginia Secretary of State's Address Confidentiality Program or you have a permanent, physical disability that prevents you from going to a polling place, you can apply for permanent absentee voting.

If you're in a hospital or other health care facility on Election Day or are a poll worker appointed to a precinct other than your own after Early Voting you can apply for emergency absentee voting. Some counties allow for emergency absentee voting in other situations, so be sure to check with your County Clerk for more information.

Request your Ballot

Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 5 days before the election (October 29, 2020). You can return your absentee ballot request form through mail, in person at your local elections office, or online. You will need an adult to witness your absentee ballot envelope in order to have your ballot counted. Voted ballots must be received by Election Day in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your absentee ballot on your My Vote Wisconsin website. Absentee ballots start being counted on Election Day. Please contact the Wisconsin Election Commission for more information.

Voters who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may do so. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. Registered voters may still vote early at their municipal clerk’s office OR in person at the polls on Election Day. Do not give your unused ballot to someone else.

Voters who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may do so. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. Registered voters may still vote early at their municipal clerk’s office OR in person at the polls on Election Day. Do not give your unused ballot to someone else.

Who Can Request an Absentee Ballot?

Any qualified elector who registers to vote in Wisconsin is eligible to request an absentee ballot.

How to Request an Absentee Ballot

Online. You may request an absentee ballot online by visiting myvote.wi.gov and clicking “Vote Absentee”. This request must be made no later than 5pm on the Thursday before the election.

By Mail. Download the application, complete the form and mail it to your municipal clerk's office. The application must be received no later than 5pm on the Thursday before the election.

In Person. You may vote early in person – at the clerk’s office or another site designated by the clerk. Dates and hours for early voting may vary, though it can begin no earlier than 14 days before the election and ends no later than the Sunday before the election. Please contact your municipal clerk for absentee voting hours.

If you have not previously provided a copy of your photo ID, photo ID must accompany your application.

Military and permanent overseas voters do not need to provide a photo ID with their request.

Deadline for Returning Your Absentee Ballot

Your complete absentee ballot must be delivered no later than 8pm on Election Day. The US Postal Service recommends you mail your absentee ballot one week before Election Day to ensure it arrives in time. You may hand-deliver you absentee ballot to your polling place by 8pm on Election Day.

Permanent Absentee Ballot

Voters who are indefinitely confined, meaning they have a difficult time getting to the polls due to age, illness, infirmity, or disability, may request that a ballot be automatically sent to them for each election. Indefinitely confined voters do not need to provide a photo ID with their absentee ballot request. Voters on the permanent absentee ballot list must vote in each election or they will be dropped from the absentee ballot rolls.

What if you are in the hospital? 

Each hospitalized voter can request a ballot (in writing), and the voter may appoint an agent to pick up the ballot from the hospitalized voter’s clerk’s office.If you know you will be in the hospital, request a regular absentee ballot in advance.

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Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. We recommend that you apply for your ballot no later than 17 days before the election to allow enough time to process your application for the general election. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 1 day before the election (November 2nd, 2020). You can return your absentee ballot request form through the mail, in person or through email. Absentee ballots must be returned by the county clerk's office no later than 7pm on Election Day. You can sing up to track your absentee ballot on your Secretary of State website.  Absentee ballots begin being counted on Election Day. Contact your local election official for more information.

Those who requested an absentee ballot, but decide they want to vote in person may do so. Voters must surrender their absentee ballots before receiving a regular ballot, otherwise they must vote by a provisional ballot. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. For specifics, you can find your local county clerk contact info here.

No excuse is required for a registered voter to vote by absentee ballot. To vote absentee by mail you must apply for a ballot with your county clerk or you can fill out absentee ballot request form here.

You may apply for an absentee ballot at anytime during the calendar year in which the election is held, but not on the day of the election. We recommend that you apply for your ballot no later than 17 days before the election to allow enough time to process your application for the general election. However, for specific dates you should contact your county clerk.

Absentee ballots must be returned by the county clerk's office no later than 7pm on Election Day. Ballots can be returned in person or by mail.

You can vote absentee in person in the office of the county clerk or by mail 40 days before an election.

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.

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