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Absentee Ballot Process

The last day to apply for an absentee ballot is five days before an election. Ballots must be postmarked by the day before the election or can be hand delivered by 5:00 pm on Election Day.

If you vote an absentee ballot you must submit a copy of a valid photo ID. If you are entitled to vote absentee through the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, the Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act, or any other federal law, you are not required to show the photo ID when voting absentee.

Absentee Voting Eligibility

You may cast an absentee ballot if you:

  • Will be absent from the county on Election Day
  • Are ill or have a physical disability that prevents a trip to the polling place
  • Are a registered Alabama voter living outside the county
  • Are an appointed election office or poll watcher at a polling place other than your regular polling place
  • You are working a required shift of ten hours or more that coincides with polling hours
  • Current incarcerated in prison or jail, but have not been convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude.

Business and medical emergency voting applications can be made after the absentee deadline, but no later than 5:00 pm on the day before the election, if you:

  • Are required by an employer under unforeseen circumstances to be out of the county on Election Day for an emergency business trip
  • Have a medical emergency requiring treatment from a licensed physician

Upon receiving the absentee ballot application, the absentee election manager may request additional evidence on the reason for voting absentee if you have a history of absentee voting.

If the absentee ballot application is approved, the absentee election manager forwards the absentee ballot by U.S. Mail, or personally hands the absentee ballot to the voter (or to a designee in the case of emergency voting).

Ballot Receipt/Return

You can return the absentee ballot:

  • By U.S. mail
  • By personally hands the absentee ballot to the absentee election manager (or delivers by a designee in case of emergency absentee voting)

Your absentee ballot must be postmarked no later than the day before the election and received no later than noon on election day. If it is hand delivered, the ballot must be in the office of the Absentee Election Manager by the close of business (no later than 5 pm) on the day prior to the election.

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

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

Any registered voter may Vote By Mail. You use one of the following methods to vote by mail:

  • Applying in writing to your county election official
  • Completing the absentee ballot application that is included in your sample ballot, which your county elections official will mail to you prior to each election
  • Downloading and completing an vote-by-mail application on-line.
  • Contact your county election official to see if your county allows you to apply by telephone.

Elections officials process applications 29 days to 7 days before an election. You may request an absentee ballot more than 29 days before an election, but not fewer than 7 days in advance.

Absentee ballots must be received by the elections official no later than the close of polls (8:00 pm) on Election Day.You may return your absentee ballot by returning it in person or by mail to your county election official or in person to any polling place in your county or by end of polls closing on Election Day. If, because of illness or physical disability, you are unable to return the ballot yourself, you may designate any person to return the ballot to the elections official or precinct board at any polling place within the jurisdiction.

Permanent Absentee Voting (PAV)

Any registered voter may apply for permanent absentee voter status. If you are a permanent absentee voter, you will automatically receive an absentee ballot for each election. To become a permanent absentee voter, you must complete an application, which is available from your county election official.

If you complete an application to become a permanent absentee voter, you will retain this status as long as you vote in all statewide primary and general elections. If you fail to cast a ballot in four consecutive statewide general elections, you will be removed from the permanent absent voter list and will need to reapply in order to restore status.

Late Absentee Ballot Requests

If, in the seven days before the election, you find you will not be able to vote in person on Election Day, you may still request an absentee ballot. You must make a written request, signed under penalty of perjury, and deliver it, either in person or by someone you designate, to your county election official.

According to California Elections laws, individuals, organizations and groups may distribute absentee ballot applications; however, they must use the uniform format as specified in the California Elections Code. A copy of the application form is available on your state's website.

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.

Colorado is a vote by mail state so 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.

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.

Colorado is a vote by mail state so 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.

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.

You may vote by absentee ballot if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • You will be absent from town during all the hours of voting
  • You are an active member of the armed forces of the United States
  • Illness
  • Physical disability
  • Religion tenets that forbid secular activity on Election Day
  • Your required performance of duties as a primary, referendum, or election official at a polling place other than your own during all the hours on Election Day

You can fill out an absentee ballot request here. 

You may vote absentee beginning 31 days before a general election, 21 days before a primary, 19 days before a referendum.

The sealed marked ballot and signed outer envelope must reach the town clerk's office before the close of the polls on Election Day.

If you have an emergency (are suddenly ill, injured or hospitalized) within 6 days of an election, you may request an emergency absentee ballot. Contact your town clerk's office for more information.

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

ALERT: Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) self quarantine or social distancing are accepted reasons for absentee voting for the July 2020 election. You should select the "sick or temporarily disabled" reason code when requesting and absentee ballot in this case.

To vote absentee you must qualify for one of the reasons listed on the Absentee Ballot Request form. Those reasons are:

  • You are in public service or are a spouse or dependent living with or accompanying the person in public service. This also applies to members of the Uniformed Services.
  • You cannot make it to the polls due to the nature of your business or occupation. This includes people providing care to a parent, spouse or child living at home and requiring constant care; students; and otherwise eligible people who are incarcerated.
  • You are sick or temporarily or permanently physically disabled
  • You are absent from the district while on vacation
  • Due to the tenants or teachings of your religion
  • You are temporarily living outside the US or are a spouse or dependent living with the person living outside the US (if you choose this reason you will receive a full primary ballot, however, you will only have the Federal Offices on your General Ballot).

If you choose options 1, 3 or 6 above, you have the ability to make yourself a permanent absentee voter by checking the box on the request form.

The absentee ballot is usually mailed out 35 days before a primary and 45 days before a general election. When returning the absentee ballot remember to read all the instructions and to sign and date the voucher and envelope. All absentee ballots must be received by 8pm on Election Day in order to be counted.

You can check the status of your affidavit and your ballot here. Absentee ballots for School Board Elections have a separate application process. You can start here.

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.

You do not need a reason to vote absentee. You can fill out an absentee ballot request form here.

You may request a mail absentee ballot in writing up to seven days prior to an election.

Your absentee ballot must be postmarked by the board of elections office on or before Election Day. The return envelope must be signed in order for your vote to be counted.

You do not need to provide ID if you've already voted in DC at least once. If you're voting for the first time in DC and you did not provide any ID at the time of registration, you must include a copy of your ID with your absentee ballot applications. You may provide either:

  • A copy of a current driver's license or other photo ID that shows your name and address
  • A copy of a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address

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.

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 6th 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.

 

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 6th 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.

 

ALERT: Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all active voters will be mailed an absentee ballot request form for the June 9th primary election. You are strongly encouraged to follow the directions and return the form in order to receive an absentee ballot. Early voting and election day polling locations will remain open, however, to reduce crowds all voters are encouraged to vote absentee.

There is no specific deadline for absentee ballot applications to be received. However, no absentee ballots will be issued the day before, or the day of the election.

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.

ALERT: Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all active voters will be mailed an absentee ballot request form for the June 9th primary election. You are strongly encouraged to follow the directions and return the form in order to receive an absentee ballot. Early voting and election day polling locations will remain open, however, to reduce crowds all voters are encouraged to vote absentee.

There is no specific deadline for absentee ballot applications to be received. However, no absentee ballots will be issued the day before, or the day of the election.

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.

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

You can complete an absentee ballot request form here. You can also get an application from:

  • satellite city halls
  • office of the city/county clerks
  • U.S. post offices
  • All public libraries
  • All state agencies

Requests for a mail ballot must be received by your Clerk's office seven days before an election.

You can mail or drop off the completed application at the office of the city or county clerk. You will receive your ballot and instructions on how to vote your ballot by mail.

You can request to vote by mail permanently! Just complete the Wikiwiki Voter Registration & Permanent Absentee Application or submit a request online.

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

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.

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.

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.

Your absentee ballot must be received by noon on Election Day in order to be counted. Postmarks do not count.

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

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.

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.

You can obtain an absentee ballot through your county clerk's office or fill out an absentee ballot request form here. To qualify for a mail-in absentee ballot, you must fulfill one of the following criteria:

  • Be of advanced age
  • Have a disability or illness
  • Be a student who temporarily resides outside the county
  • Temporarily reside outside of Kentucky (perhaps on vacation)
  • Be incarcerated but not yet convicted
  • Have a profession that takes you out of the county during the hours the polls are open
  • Be a military personnel confined to a military base on election day

The deadline for applying for a mail-in absentee ballot is seven days before an election. The completed application must be received by the county clerk by mail or in person by the seven day deadline.

The voted ballot must be received in the county clerk's office by 6:00 pm on Election Day to be counted.

You can apply for a medical emergency absentee ballot if a medical emergency occurs within 14 days before an election. The spouse of the voter can also apply for an absentee ballot.

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.

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.

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

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.

Any registered voter can vote absentee.

You can now request your absentee ballot online! Just fill out this form to complete your application.

You can obtain an absentee ballot by filling out the absentee ballot application.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot depends on how you want to receive the ballot. If you would like the ballot mailed or faxed to you, the deadline is 7 days before the election. If you would like to download the ballot from the state's website, the deadline is 4 days before the election. If you miss these deadlines but still want to vote by absentee ballot, you must contact you local board of elections.

After you receive your ballot, vote the ballot and return it to your county board of elections on or before 8:00 pm on Election Day. You must either mail or hand deliver your ballot to the local board of elections. If you mail your ballot, it must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received 10 days after the election in order to be counted. Hand delivered ballots must be received by 8pm on Election Day.

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

Any registered voter can vote absentee.

You can now request your absentee ballot online! Just fill out this form to complete your application.

You can obtain an absentee ballot by filling out the absentee ballot application.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot depends on how you want to receive the ballot. If you would like the ballot mailed or faxed to you, the deadline is 7 days before the election. If you would like to download the ballot from the state's website, the deadline is 4 days before the election. If you miss these deadlines but still want to vote by absentee ballot, you must contact you local board of elections.

After you receive your ballot, vote the ballot and return it to your county board of elections on or before 8:00 pm on Election Day. You must either mail or hand deliver your ballot to the local board of elections. If you mail your ballot, it must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received 10 days after the election in order to be counted. Hand delivered ballots must be received by 8pm on Election Day.

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

You may vote by absentee ballot if you:

  • Will be absent from your city or town on Election Day
  • Have a physical disability that prevents your voting at the polling place
  • Cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs

You can fill out an absentee ballot request here, or you can apply in writing to the city or town clerk or election commission. You must include your:

  • Name
  • Address as registered
  • during a primary the the party you want to vote for
  • Ward and precinct (if you know them)
  • Address where you wish the absentee ballot sent
  • Your signature

You can also download an absentee voting application in English or Spanish and mail it into your town clerks' office. Either way, the application must be filled out in writing and signed. If you are both applying and voting in person, the deadline for applying for an absentee ballot is 12:00 pm on the day before an election. Absentee ballots are generally available three weeks before an election.

If you wish to vote by absentee ballot for more than one election in a year, you may fill out one application and request that ballots for all elections during that calendar year be sent to you.

If you are permanently disabled, you may file a doctor's letter with the local election office which states that you are permanently unable to vote at the polls due to a physical disability. The local election office will automatically mail you an application for an absentee ballot for all elections in a calendar year. You must sign the application and send it back to your local election official. Call your local election official for information about how to register to vote at home or to request that a mail-in registration form be sent to you.

If you are in a nursing home you are able to vote by absentee ballot as long as you are not under a court ordered guardianship which specifically prohibits voting. If you are a patient in a nursing home, you must be a registered voter in order to vote by absentee ballot and must fill out an absentee ballot application. If the clerk designates a health care facility in writing 28 days before the election, the ballot must be hand-delivered to such facility by a registrar. If the you state that you have entered a hospital after 12:00 pm on the fifth day before the election the ballot may be hand-delivered to you; otherwise, the ballot should be mailed to the you at the facility. Consult the administration of the nursing home for further instructions.

Any voter may vote absentee in any election with no excuses given. 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.

Any voter may vote absentee in any election with no excuses given. 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.

Any voter may vote absentee in any election they choose. There is no specific deadline to request an absentee ballot. Ballots are available 46 days before an election

 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. All returned ballots must be received by 3pm on Election Day.

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.

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.

Absentee voting begins six weeks before an election for registered voters. You may vote by absentee ballot if you fulfill one of the following criteria:

  • You will be absent on Election Day from the jurisdiction of the election authority in which you are registered to vote
  • You are incapacitated or confined due to illness or physical disability
  • You are the primary caretaker for a person who is incapacitated or confined due to illness or disability
  • Your religious beliefs or practice prevent you from voting on Election Day
  • You are employed as an election authority, as a member of an election authority, or by an election authority at a location other than your polling place
  • You are incarcerated (provided all qualifications for voting are retained)
  • You are a certified participation in the address confidentiality program because of safety concerns

You can request absentee ballots from your local election authority in person or by mail or fax. Mailed in or faxed absentee ballot requests should be submitted to the appropriate local election authority. Relatives within the second degree (parents and children,) may complete an absentee ballot application, in person, on behalf of the voter who wishes to vote absentee. Do not send absentee ballot applications to the secretary of state's office. They must be sent to the local election authority to be valid.

Mail-in or faxed absentee ballot requests must be received by the election authority no later than the 5:00 pm on the second Wednesday before any election. If you have registered to vote by mail and are voting absentee the first time you vote, you are required to provide a copy of your ID with your absentee ballot request unless you provided a copy with your voter registration application. Examples of acceptable ID are:

  • Valid Missouri driver's license
  • Valid Missouri non-driver's license
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Valid military ID

This identification requirement, as well as the notary requirement for absentee ballots, does not apply to overseas voters, those on active military duty or members of their immediate family living with them or voters who are permanently disabled and their caregivers.

The election authority must receive all absentee ballots by the close of polls on Election Day in order to be counted.

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

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.

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 Wednesday prior to Election Day at 4:00 pm. 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

ALERT: This information applies to the July 7 Primary Elections only:

All active registered Republican and Democratic voters will automatically receive a vote-by-mail ballot. A pre-paid postage return envelope will be included.

All unaffiliated voters and inactive Republican and Democratic voters will receive a postage-paid vote-by-mail application. A voter may apply for a Mail-In Ballot by mail up to 7 days prior to the election. He or she may also apply in person to the County Clerk prior to 8 P.M. the day of the election.

The County Clerk cannot accept faxed copies of an vote by mail ballot application unless you are a Military or Overseas voter, since an original signature is required.

To the extent possible, there will be at least 5 readily accessible secure ballot drop box locations per county for voters to return their vote-by-mail ballots. Vote-by-mail ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by July 7 (Election Day) and must be received by the County Board of Elections by July 14. Ballots returned in-person must be received by your County Board of Elections by 8 pm, July 7 (Election Day). Voters cannot return voted vote-by-mail ballots to polling places. 

For more information, visit the New Jersey Division of Elections.

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.

 

You may apply for a vote by mail ballot by completing an vote by mail ballot application and mailing the application to your county clerk. The application must be received by the County Clerk seven days before the election.

You may also apply in person to the county clerk until 3:00 p.m. the day before the election.

The County Clerk cannot accept faxed copies of an vote by mail ballot application unless you are a Military or Overseas voter, since an original signature is required.

If you applied for a vote by mail ballot and were required to show identification, you should have received a request for identification in your vote by mail ballot material. The identification requirement, however, does not apply to any vote by mail voter who receives a ballot because of temporary illness or a temporary or permanent disability or any absentee military or overseas civilian voter.

If returning your Mail-In Ballot in person it must be received by your County Board of Elections before close of polls on Election Day. If returning your Mail-In Ballot by mail, it must be postmarked no later than Election Day and received by your County Board of Elections no later than 48 hours after the time of the closing of the polls for the election.

If you requested a Mail-In Ballot but wish to vote at the polls on Election Day you may request an Opt-Out Form from your county clerk.

If you have any questions, you can call 1-877-NJ-VOTER (1-877-658-6837).

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.

You can request an absentee ballot through your county clerk, by mail, by phone, or online. No excuse required!

You must request an absentee ballot within 23 days of the election.

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.

ALERT: Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) all registered voters will receive an absentee ballot application, with a paid postage return envelope. All voters are strongly encouraged to complete and return the application ASAP so an absentee ballot can be mailed to you before the election. As a reason for the absentee ballot, you can select "temporary illness or physical disability." You can find more information on how to request an absentee ballot here.

You are eligible for an absentee ballot if:

  • You are unavoidably absent from your county on Election Day
  • Unable to appear at the polls due to illness or disability (or a primary care giver of individuals who are ill or physically disabled)
  • Are a patient in a Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Detained in jail awaiting grand jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony.

Applications for absentee ballots are available from your county board of elections.

The applications can also be downloaded from the NYS Board of Elections website.

If you cannot pick up your ballot, or will not be able to receive it through the mail, you have the right to designate someone to pick it up for you. Only the person designated on your application may pick up and deliver your ballot.

If you are permanently ill or disabled, you have the right to receive an absentee ballot for each future elections without further application. You should file an application with your board of elections containing a statement which describes the particulars of your illness or disability. The board will review the facts stated, and if satisfied, will mark your registration record. You will then automatically receive an absentee ballot for every election until your registration is canceled.

To be counted, an absentee ballot must be postmarked by the day before Election Day and must reach the board of elections no more than seven days after the election. You may drop off your absentee ballot in person on Election Day.

You may also request an absentee ballot by sending a letter to your county board of elections. The letter must be received by your county board no earlier than 30 days and no later than seven days before the election. The letter must contain the following information:

  • The address where you are registered
  • An address where the ballot is to be sent
  • The reason for the request
  • The signature of the voter

An application form will be mailed with your ballot. The application form must be completed and returned with your ballot.

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 registered voters will receive an absentee ballot application, with a paid postage return envelope. All voters are strongly encouraged to complete and return the application ASAP so an absentee ballot can be mailed to you before the election. As a reason for the absentee ballot, you can select "temporary illness or physical disability." You can find more information on how to request an absentee ballot here.

You are eligible for an absentee ballot if:

  • You are unavoidably absent from your county on Election Day
  • Unable to appear at the polls due to illness or disability (or a primary care giver of individuals who are ill or physically disabled)
  • Are a patient in a Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Detained in jail awaiting grand jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony.

Applications for absentee ballots are available from your county board of elections.

The applications can also be downloaded from the NYS Board of Elections website.

If you cannot pick up your ballot, or will not be able to receive it through the mail, you have the right to designate someone to pick it up for you. Only the person designated on your application may pick up and deliver your ballot.

If you are permanently ill or disabled, you have the right to receive an absentee ballot for each future elections without further application. You should file an application with your board of elections containing a statement which describes the particulars of your illness or disability. The board will review the facts stated, and if satisfied, will mark your registration record. You will then automatically receive an absentee ballot for every election until your registration is canceled.

To be counted, an absentee ballot must be postmarked by the day before Election Day and must reach the board of elections no more than seven days after the election. You may drop off your absentee ballot in person on Election Day.

You may also request an absentee ballot by sending a letter to your county board of elections. The letter must be received by your county board no earlier than 30 days and no later than seven days before the election. The letter must contain the following information:

  • The address where you are registered
  • An address where the ballot is to be sent
  • The reason for the request
  • The signature of the voter

An application form will be mailed with your ballot. The application form must be completed and returned with your ballot.

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.

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 please see our Overseas and Military Voters section.

To receive a mail-in ballot you must complete the State Absentee Ballot Request form. 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) or a legal guardian may fill out the form to request a ballot.

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. You can mail or hand deliver the form to the county board of elections. 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). 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.

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 please see our Overseas and Military Voters section.

To receive a mail-in ballot you must complete the State Absentee Ballot Request form. 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) or a legal guardian may fill out the form to request a ballot.

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. You can mail or hand deliver the form to the county board of elections. 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). 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.

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.

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.

ALERT: Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) all voters casting an absentee ballot will NOT need to get their ballots notarized.

Any registered voter in Oklahoma may request an absentee ballot with no excuse. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is 5pm the Wednesday before the election. 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.

Oregon has a vote by mail process. Ballots will be mailed 14 to 18 days before an election. 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.

 

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.

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:

For most elections, the deadline to return your ballot is 5pm the Friday before the election.

For Presidential elections, ballots received by 8pm on Election Day will be counted.

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

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:

For most elections, the deadline to return your ballot is 5pm the Friday before the election.

For Presidential elections, ballots received by 8pm on Election Day will be counted.

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

You may vote by absentee ballot if you are:

  • On vacation or outside the county on Election Day
  • A member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine, and your spouse and dependents who reside with you are also eligible
  • For reasons of employment, not able to vote on election day
  • Physically disabled
  • 65 years of age or older
  • Serving as a juror in state or federal court on election day
  • Admitted to the hospital as an emergency patient on the day of election or within a four-day period before the election
  • Confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trail
  • Certified poll watcher, poll manager and county election official working on election day
  • A student attending school outside your county of residence or are a spouse or dependent of such a student
  • A person serving with the American Red Cross or with the United Service Organizations who are attached to and serving with the Armed Forces outside your county of residence or a spouse or dependent of such a person
  • A Government employee serving outside your county of residence on Election Day or a spouse or dependent of such a person
  • A person with a death or funeral in the family within three days before the election
  • An overseas voter
  • A person attending to a sick or physically disabled person
  • A person who for religious reasons do not want to vote on a Saturday (for Presidential Primaries only)

To request an absentee ballot by mail, request the application and either email, mail or fax your county voter registration office. You will then be mailed an application. Complete the application, sign and return the completed application to you county voter registration office by 5pm on the 4th day before the election. You may return the application in person or by mail, email or fax. You will then be mailed an absentee ballot.

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

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.

Tennessee has two forms of absentee voting: absentee voting in person and absentee voting by mail. First-time voters who register to vote by mail cannot vote by absentee ballot; they must vote in person. To vote by mail, you:

  • 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
  • Your licensed physician has filed a statement with the county election commission stating that, in the physician's judgment, you are medically unable to vote in person. The statement must be filed not less than 7 days before the election and signed under the penalty of perjury
  • 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 hospitalized, ill, or physically disabled and because of such condition cannot vote in person
  • Are a caretaker of a person who is hospitalized, ill, or disabled
  • 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 5pm two days after the election (as long as the ballot is postmarked by 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.

ALERT: All absentee ballot requests must be RECEIVED by July 2nd for the July 14th Runoff election.

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 application must be received by the early voting clerk before the early voting in person period begins (usually the 17th day before the election).

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.

 

 

 

ALERT: All absentee ballot requests must be RECEIVED by July 2nd for the July 14th Runoff election.

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 application must be received by the early voting clerk before the early voting in person period begins (usually the 17th day before the election).

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.

 

 

 

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.

You can request an absentee ballot through phone, fax, email, mail, in person or online. All requests must be submitted by 5pm or the close of the Town Clerk's office on the day before the election.

There are several ways for you to vote absentee by mail.

Vote at Home on Election Day. If you are sick or disabled a ballot can be delivered to your home on election day. You must request an absentee ballot before 5pm on the day before the election. On election day, two justices of the peace will deliver a ballot to you and then will bring the ballot back to the polling place so it can be counted.

Vote by Mail. Any voter can request that the town clerk mail them an early voter absentee ballot. Once voted, you can return the ballot to the clerk in the envelope included with the ballot. The clerk must receive the ballot by the close of the polls on Election Day to be counted. You can request a ballot at any time before an election and clerks will mail absentee ballots within the 45 days before the election.

Hand Delivered Ballots. A voter may pick up a ballot at the town clerk's office at any time beginning 45 days before the general or primary election. You can deliver the voted ballot in a sealed envelope to the clerk on or before election day. The ballot can be returned to the clerk or delivered to the polling place by the voter or any person the voter authorizes to return the ballot for them. However, you can only pick up your own ballot from the clerks office.

 

You may now request an absentee ballot online! Just fill out and submit this form before the deadline.

First time voters who registered through the mail may now vote absentee if you can't make it to the polls on Election Day! To do so, all first-time voters will have to mail a copy of one of the below forms of ID with their absentee ballot:

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

All voters are eligible for absentee voting if you:

  • In the regular and orderly course of your business, profession, or occupation or while on personal business or vacation, will be absent from the county or city in which you are entitled to vote.
  • Are a student attending a school or institution of learning, or a student's spouse, who will be absent on the day of election from the county or city in which you are entitled to vote.
  • Are unable to go in person to the polls on the day of election because of a physical disability, physical illness, or pregnancy.
  • Are confined while awaiting trial or for having been convicted of a misdemeanor, provided that the trial or release date is scheduled on or after the third day preceding the election. If you are awaiting trial and are a resident of the county or city where you are confined, you may be taken to the polls to vote on election day if your trial date is postponed and you did not have an opportunity to vote absentee.
  • Are a member of an electoral board, registrar, an officer of election, or custodian of voting equipment.
  • Are registered but unable to go in person to the polls on the day of the election because you are primarily and personally responsible for the care of an ill or disabled family member who is confined at home.
  • Are a duly registered person who is unable to go in person to the polls on the day of the election because of an obligation occasioned by your religion.
  • Will be at your place of work and commuting to and from your home to your place of work for 11 or more hours of the 13 that the polls are open (6:00 am to 7:00 pm).
  • Any person who is (i) a member of a uniformed service of the United States, as defined in 42 USC 1973ff-6(7), on active duty, or (ii) a member of the merchant marine of the Unites States, or (iii) who temporarily resides outside of the United States, or (iv) the spouse or dependent residing with any person listed in (i), (ii), or (iii), and who will be absent on the day of the election from the county or city in which he is entitled to vote. Find out more about Military and Overseas voting here.
  • Any person serving as a designated representative of a political party, independent candidate or candidate in a political party.
  • Any person serving as a designated representative of a political party, independent candidate or candidate in a political party
  • Are a first responder

You may request a mail ballot for presidential and vice-presidential electors only by writing across the top of your absentee application request ballot for presidential electors only. If you vote a presidential only ballot, you may not later decide to vote the rest of the ballot. The same procedures and deadlines apply as for other absentee applications and ballots.

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

Emergency Absentee Voting

You can apply for an emergency absentee ballot if you:

  • Become ill or incapacitated on or after the 7th day before an election
  • Are hospitalized on or after the 14th day before an election, but still in the hospital and unable to request an absentee ballot before 7 days before an election
  • Bereaved by a "family member"
  • Other comparably incapacitating emergency found by the Electoral Board to justify providing an emergency ballot application.

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 5pm the day before the election. Voted ballots must be returned before the polls close on Election Day.

 

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.

ALERT: Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all registered West Virginia voters may apply for, and vote an absentee-by-mail ballot for the June 2020 Primary Election. You can download the absentee ballot application here. All voters may use the "other medical reason" excuse on the application to apply for your absentee ballot. All registered voters will be mailed an absentee ballot application if they do not request an applications themselves. You must request your absentee ballot by June 3rd in order to receive your ballot. Voted ballots must be postmarked by June 9th if mailed, or received by June 10th if you hand deliver the ballot to your County Clerk. You can find more information about absentee voting, and other COVID-19 changes on your Secretary of State website.

Reasons for voting absentee - you are:

  • Attending school
  • Traveling outside the county for business or personal reasons
  • Injury, illness, physical disability or advanced age
  • 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.

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.

By email or fax. You may request that a ballot be sent to you by sending an email or fax to your municipal clerk. Before the ballot can be counted the clerk must have received a request from the voter with an original signature. You can print your emailed request, sign it and return it with your ballot, but include it outside the certified ballot envelope. You must send your request to the clerk before 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. 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.

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.

Proceso para las boletas de voto ausente

No se necesita una excusa para recibir una boleta electoral temprana por el correo. Usted puede solicitar una boleta con no más de 120 de anticipación y a más tardar 11 días antes de las elecciones. Puede registrarse para convertirse en un Votante de Votación Temprana para siempre recibir una boleta electoral temprana. Para registrarse como Votante de Votación Temprana puede llenar un nuevo formulario de registro y marcar la casilla de Votante de Votación Temprana.

Las boletas electorales tempranas por correo se enviarán cerca de 27 días antes de las elecciones, dependiendo de cuándo solicitó usted su boleta. Todas las boletas deben recibirse para las 7pm el Día de las Elecciones a fin de ser contadas. Puede ser enviadas por correo a su Oficina de Elecciones del Condado o llevarla a las cajas de entrega locales. Por favor comuníquese con su oficial del condado para más información.

Ciudadanos que viven en el extranjero y personal militar de los EE. UU. pueden registrarse para votar y solicitar una boleta ausente en la Overseas Voter Foundation (Fundación para el Votante en el Extranjero).

 

 

No se necesita una excusa para recibir una boleta electoral temprana por el correo. Usted puede solicitar una boleta con no más de 120 de anticipación y a más tardar 11 días antes de las elecciones. Puede registrarse para convertirse en un Votante de Votación Temprana para siempre recibir una boleta electoral temprana. Para registrarse como Votante de Votación Temprana puede llenar un nuevo formulario de registro y marcar la casilla de Votante de Votación Temprana.

Las boletas electorales tempranas por correo se enviarán cerca de 27 días antes de las elecciones, dependiendo de cuándo solicitó usted su boleta. Todas las boletas deben recibirse para las 7pm el Día de las Elecciones a fin de ser contadas. Puede ser enviadas por correo a su Oficina de Elecciones del Condado o llevarla a las cajas de entrega locales. Por favor comuníquese con su oficial del condado para más información.

Ciudadanos que viven en el extranjero y personal militar de los EE. UU. pueden registrarse para votar y solicitar una boleta ausente en la Overseas Voter Foundation (Fundación para el Votante en el Extranjero).

 

 

Colorado es un estado con votación por correo, de manera que todos los votantes pueden recibir una boleta para votar por correo antes de cada Día de la Elección. Si necesita actualizar la dirección a la que desea que se le envíe su boleta, use la herramienta en línea para completar la Solicitud de Registro de Votante y actualice su dirección.

Si es la primera vez que va a votar, y se registra por correo para votar en Colorado, debe presentar una de las formas de identificación (enumeradas a continuación) junto con su solicitud. Si aún no lo ha hecho, también debe presentar una copia de una de estas formas de identificación cuando devuelva su solicitud de boleta en ausencia. NO incluya documentos originales con la solicitud. Debe colocar la copia de la identificación en el sobre exterior de la boleta, no dentro de la boleta en sí. Por favor, envíe una copia de una de las siguientes formas de identificación:

  • Una licencia de conducir válida de Colorado
  • Una tarjeta de identificación válida del Departamento de Ingresos de Colorado
  • Una licencia de piloto válida emitida por la Administración Federal de Aviación
  • Una tarjeta de identificación militar válida de los EE. UU. con fotografía
  • Una tarjeta válida de Medicare o Medicaid
  • Una copia certificada de su certificado de nacimiento de EE. UU.
  • Documentación certificada de naturalización
  • Un pasaporte válido de EE. UU.
  • Una identificación válida de empleado con una fotografía emitida por el gobierno de EE. UU., el gobierno del estado de Colorado o cualquier condado, municipio, junta, autoridad u otra subdivisión política del estado
  • Una copia de una factura de servicios públicos actual, estado de cuenta bancario, cheque gubernamental, cheque de pago u otro documento gubernamental que muestre su nombre y dirección. Una factura de televisión por cable, factura telefónica o documentación de una institución pública de educación superior de Colorado que contenga al menos su nombre, fecha de nacimiento y dirección de residencia legal, o un cheque de pago de una institución gubernamental, también son formas suficientes de identificación

Nota: Algunas formas de identificación pueden no contener una dirección. Si su dirección aparece en la identificación, la dirección debe estar en Colorado.

Las boletas se envían por correo 30 días antes del día de las elecciones, o tres días después de que el secretario del condado reciba la solicitud de la boleta por correo.

Para votar, complete su boleta, firme y regrésela a su secretario del condado.

Los ciudadanos en el extranjero y el personal militar de los EE. UU. pueden encontrar información sobre cómo registrarse para votar y solicitar una boleta en ausencia en la Fundación de Votación en el Extranjero.

 

Colorado es un estado con votación por correo, de manera que todos los votantes pueden recibir una boleta para votar por correo antes de cada Día de la Elección. Si necesita actualizar la dirección a la que desea que se le envíe su boleta, use la herramienta en línea para completar la Solicitud de Registro de Votante y actualice su dirección.

Si es la primera vez que va a votar, y se registra por correo para votar en Colorado, debe presentar una de las formas de identificación (enumeradas a continuación) junto con su solicitud. Si aún no lo ha hecho, también debe presentar una copia de una de estas formas de identificación cuando devuelva su solicitud de boleta en ausencia. NO incluya documentos originales con la solicitud. Debe colocar la copia de la identificación en el sobre exterior de la boleta, no dentro de la boleta en sí. Por favor, envíe una copia de una de las siguientes formas de identificación:

  • Una licencia de conducir válida de Colorado
  • Una tarjeta de identificación válida del Departamento de Ingresos de Colorado
  • Una licencia de piloto válida emitida por la Administración Federal de Aviación
  • Una tarjeta de identificación militar válida de los EE. UU. con fotografía
  • Una tarjeta válida de Medicare o Medicaid
  • Una copia certificada de su certificado de nacimiento de EE. UU.
  • Documentación certificada de naturalización
  • Un pasaporte válido de EE. UU.
  • Una identificación válida de empleado con una fotografía emitida por el gobierno de EE. UU., el gobierno del estado de Colorado o cualquier condado, municipio, junta, autoridad u otra subdivisión política del estado
  • Una copia de una factura de servicios públicos actual, estado de cuenta bancario, cheque gubernamental, cheque de pago u otro documento gubernamental que muestre su nombre y dirección. Una factura de televisión por cable, factura telefónica o documentación de una institución pública de educación superior de Colorado que contenga al menos su nombre, fecha de nacimiento y dirección de residencia legal, o un cheque de pago de una institución gubernamental, también son formas suficientes de identificación

Nota: Algunas formas de identificación pueden no contener una dirección. Si su dirección aparece en la identificación, la dirección debe estar en Colorado.

Las boletas se envían por correo 30 días antes del día de las elecciones, o tres días después de que el secretario del condado reciba la solicitud de la boleta por correo.

Para votar, complete su boleta, firme y regrésela a su secretario del condado.

Los ciudadanos en el extranjero y el personal militar de los EE. UU. pueden encontrar información sobre cómo registrarse para votar y solicitar una boleta en ausencia en la Fundación de Votación en el Extranjero.

 

El voto por correo (conocido anteriormente como votación de elector ausente) se refiere a votar una boleta que recibe por correo o que recoge un votante que no puede o no quiere ir a las casillas el Día de las Elecciones. No tiene que estar ausente del país o tener una excusa para votar por correo en cualquiera de las elecciones.

Para solicitar una boleta por correo, puede llenar la solicitud en línea en la página web del Supervisor de Elecciones de su condado. También puede solicitar una boleta por escrito mediante el Supervisor de Elecciones, en persona con el Supervisor de Elecciones o por teléfono al Supervisor de Elecciones.

Todas las solicitudes de boletas para votar por correo deben realizarse a más tardar a las 5pm del 6to día antes de una elección. Aun puede recoger una boleta para votar por correo de su Supervisor de Elecciones hasta o incluyendo el Día de las Elecciones.

Las boletas de voto por correo deben ser recibidas por el Supervisor de Elecciones a más tardar el Día de las Elecciones a las 7pm a fin de ser contadas. Es importante seguir todas las instrucciones de una boleta de voto por correo para asegurarse de que sea contada. Puede corregir una firma faltante o que no coincida en su boleta de voto por correo.

 

El voto por correo (conocido anteriormente como votación de elector ausente) se refiere a votar una boleta que recibe por correo o que recoge un votante que no puede o no quiere ir a las casillas el Día de las Elecciones. No tiene que estar ausente del país o tener una excusa para votar por correo en cualquiera de las elecciones.

Para solicitar una boleta por correo, puede llenar la solicitud en línea en la página web del Supervisor de Elecciones de su condado. También puede solicitar una boleta por escrito mediante el Supervisor de Elecciones, en persona con el Supervisor de Elecciones o por teléfono al Supervisor de Elecciones.

Todas las solicitudes de boletas para votar por correo deben realizarse a más tardar a las 5pm del 6to día antes de una elección. Aun puede recoger una boleta para votar por correo de su Supervisor de Elecciones hasta o incluyendo el Día de las Elecciones.

Las boletas de voto por correo deben ser recibidas por el Supervisor de Elecciones a más tardar el Día de las Elecciones a las 7pm a fin de ser contadas. Es importante seguir todas las instrucciones de una boleta de voto por correo para asegurarse de que sea contada. Puede corregir una firma faltante o que no coincida en su boleta de voto por correo.

 

ALERTA: Debido a COVID-19 (coronavirus), todos los votantes activos recibirán por correo un formulario para la solicitud de una boleta de voto en ausencia para las elecciones primarias del 9 de junio. Se le recomienda que siga las instrucciones y devuelva el formulario para recibir una boleta de voto en ausencia. Los lugares para la votación anticipada y el día de las elecciones permanecerán abiertos, sin embargo, para reducir las multitudes, se exhorta a todos los electores a votar con la boleta de voto en ausencia.

No hay una fecha límite específica para recibir las boletas de voto en ausencia. Sin embargo, no se emitirán boletas de voto en ausencia el día anterior o el mismo día de las elecciones.

No es necesario que proporcione un motivo para solicitar una boleta de voto en ausencia por correo. Puede solicitar una boleta de voto en ausencia hasta con 180 días de anticipación a una elección. Las boletas de voto en ausencia deben ser recibidas por la Junta de Secretarios del Condado antes de las 7:00 pm del día de las elecciones. Puede completar una solicitud para obtener una boleta de voto en ausencia aquí. La solicitud debe ser por escrito y contener su dirección postal, información suficiente para identificarlo como votante y las elecciones en la que desea votar. Si está discapacitado físicamente o vive temporalmente fuera de su condado de residencia, un pariente cercano puede solicitar una boleta de voto en ausencia para usted.

Los ciudadanos que se encuentren en el extranjeros y el personal militar de los Estados Unidos pueden encontrar información sobre cómo registrarse para votar y solicitar una boleta de voto en ausencia en la Fundación de Voto en el Extranjero.

ALERTA: Debido a COVID-19 (coronavirus), todos los votantes activos recibirán por correo un formulario para la solicitud de una boleta de voto en ausencia para las elecciones primarias del 9 de junio. Se le recomienda que siga las instrucciones y devuelva el formulario para recibir una boleta de voto en ausencia. Los lugares para la votación anticipada y el día de las elecciones permanecerán abiertos, sin embargo, para reducir las multitudes, se exhorta a todos los electores a votar con la boleta de voto en ausencia.

No hay una fecha límite específica para recibir las boletas de voto en ausencia. Sin embargo, no se emitirán boletas de voto en ausencia el día anterior o el mismo día de las elecciones.

No es necesario que proporcione un motivo para solicitar una boleta de voto en ausencia por correo. Puede solicitar una boleta de voto en ausencia hasta con 180 días de anticipación a una elección. Las boletas de voto en ausencia deben ser recibidas por la Junta de Secretarios del Condado antes de las 7:00 pm del día de las elecciones. Puede completar una solicitud para obtener una boleta de voto en ausencia aquí. La solicitud debe ser por escrito y contener su dirección postal, información suficiente para identificarlo como votante y las elecciones en la que desea votar. Si está discapacitado físicamente o vive temporalmente fuera de su condado de residencia, un pariente cercano puede solicitar una boleta de voto en ausencia para usted.

Los ciudadanos que se encuentren en el extranjeros y el personal militar de los Estados Unidos pueden encontrar información sobre cómo registrarse para votar y solicitar una boleta de voto en ausencia en la Fundación de Voto en el Extranjero.

Cualquier votante registrado puede votar con voto ausente.

¡Ahora puede solicitar su boleta para voto ausente en línea! Solamente llene este formulario para completar su solicitud.

Puede obtener una boleta para voto ausente llenando la solicitud para boleta ausente.

La fecha límite para solicitar una boleta para voto ausente depende de cómo quiera recibir su boleta. Si quiere recibir su boleta por correo o por fax, la fecha límite es 7 días antes de las elecciones. Si quiere descargar la boleta de la página web del estado, la fecha límite es 4 días antes de las elecciones. Si no logra realizar su solicitud para estas fechas límites, pero aún quiere votar por medio de una boleta ausente, debe comunicarse con su junta electoral local.

Después de recibir su boleta, vote en la boleta y devuélvala a su junta electoral del condado en o antes de las 8:00 pm el Día de las Elecciones. Debe enviar por correo o entregarla en persona a la junta electoral. Si envía su boleta por correo, debe estar timbrada con fecha anterior o con la fecha del Día de las Elecciones y ser recibida 10 días después de las elecciones a fin de ser contada. Las boletas entregadas en persona deben ser recibidas para las 8pm el Día de las Elecciones.

Los ciudadanos y personal militar de EE. UU. en el extranjero pueden registrarse para votar y solicitar una boleta ausente en la Overseas Vote Foundation (Fundación para el Votante en el Extranjero).

Cualquier votante registrado puede votar con voto ausente.

¡Ahora puede solicitar su boleta para voto ausente en línea! Solamente llene este formulario para completar su solicitud.

Puede obtener una boleta para voto ausente llenando la solicitud para boleta ausente.

La fecha límite para solicitar una boleta para voto ausente depende de cómo quiera recibir su boleta. Si quiere recibir su boleta por correo o por fax, la fecha límite es 7 días antes de las elecciones. Si quiere descargar la boleta de la página web del estado, la fecha límite es 4 días antes de las elecciones. Si no logra realizar su solicitud para estas fechas límites, pero aún quiere votar por medio de una boleta ausente, debe comunicarse con su junta electoral local.

Después de recibir su boleta, vote en la boleta y devuélvala a su junta electoral del condado en o antes de las 8:00 pm el Día de las Elecciones. Debe enviar por correo o entregarla en persona a la junta electoral. Si envía su boleta por correo, debe estar timbrada con fecha anterior o con la fecha del Día de las Elecciones y ser recibida 10 días después de las elecciones a fin de ser contada. Las boletas entregadas en persona deben ser recibidas para las 8pm el Día de las Elecciones.

Los ciudadanos y personal militar de EE. UU. en el extranjero pueden registrarse para votar y solicitar una boleta ausente en la Overseas Vote Foundation (Fundación para el Votante en el Extranjero).

Cualquier votante puede votar en ausencia en cualquier elección sin tener que dar ninguna excusa. Para solicitar una boleta, use uno de los siguientes enlaces:

Solicitud de boleta de votante ausente

 Solicitud de boleta de votante ausente - Versión  para completar

 En español

Versión impresa en formato grande

Puede enviar su solicitud en persona o por correo a la oficina del secretario de su ciudad o municipio.

Después de recibir su boleta para votar en ausencia, tiene hasta las 8 p.m. del día de las elecciones para completar y devolver la boleta a la oficina de su secretario.

Boleta en Ausencia de Emergencia:

Si tiene una emergencia que le impide ir a las urnas, puede solicitar una boleta en ausencia de emergencia. Las solicitudes deben presentarse después de que haya pasado la fecha límite para las boletas de votación ausentes regulares, pero antes de las 4 p.m. del día de las elecciones. La emergencia debe haber ocurrido en un momento en el que le era imposible llegar a las urnas.

Los ciudadanos en el extranjero y el personal militar de los Estados Unidos pueden encontrar información sobre cómo registrarse para votar y solicitar una boleta en ausencia en la Fundación del Voto en el Extranjero.

 

Cualquier votante puede votar en ausencia en cualquier elección sin tener que dar ninguna excusa. Para solicitar una boleta, use uno de los siguientes enlaces:

Solicitud de boleta de votante ausente

 Solicitud de boleta de votante ausente - Versión  para completar

 En español

Versión impresa en formato grande

Puede enviar su solicitud en persona o por correo a la oficina del secretario de su ciudad o municipio.

Después de recibir su boleta para votar en ausencia, tiene hasta las 8 p.m. del día de las elecciones para completar y devolver la boleta a la oficina de su secretario.

Boleta en Ausencia de Emergencia:

Si tiene una emergencia que le impide ir a las urnas, puede solicitar una boleta en ausencia de emergencia. Las solicitudes deben presentarse después de que haya pasado la fecha límite para las boletas de votación ausentes regulares, pero antes de las 4 p.m. del día de las elecciones. La emergencia debe haber ocurrido en un momento en el que le era imposible llegar a las urnas.

Los ciudadanos en el extranjero y el personal militar de los Estados Unidos pueden encontrar información sobre cómo registrarse para votar y solicitar una boleta en ausencia en la Fundación del Voto en el Extranjero.

 

Todos los votantes registrados pueden solicitar votar por correo. La fecha límite para solicitar una boleta para votación en ausencia es a las 5 pm, 14 días antes de las elecciones. Todas las boletas en ausencia deben recibirse para las 7 pm el Día de las Elecciones a fin de ser contadas.

Si usted va a votar por primera vez por correo, debe proporcionar una copia de una forma de identificación aceptable ya sea con su solicitud de registro o el formulario de solicitud de una boleta en ausencia. Debe proporcionar prueba de identidad y residencia. Las formas de identificación aceptables son:

  • Licencia de manejo vigente y válida de Nevada
  • Una tarjeta de identificación vigente y válida
  • Una tarjeta de identificación vigente y válida emitida por una rama de las Fuerzas Armadas de los EE. UU.
  • Una tarjeta de identificación vigente y válida emitida por un alguacil de un condado de Nevada para un empleado como condición de empleo por ciertas empresas comerciales
  • Una tarjeta de identificación vigente y válida emitida por una agencia del Estado de Nevada o una subdivisión política de la misma o de los EE. UU., incluyendo, sin limitación, una escuela pública, colegio o universidad
  • Una tarjeta de identificación vigente y válida de una escuela privada, colegio o universidad acreditada
  • Un pasaporte de EE.UU. vigente y válido
  • Una tarjeta de identificación de un plan de seguro vigente y válida en la que el/la secretario del condado, determina a su discreción, ser una indicación confiable del verdadero nombre e identidad de la persona
  • Una tarjeta de identificación tribal vigente y válida

Las identificaciones que establecen la residencia pueden incluir:

  • Cualquier forma de identificación enumerada anteriormente
  • Una factura vigente y válida de un servicio público, incluyendo, sin limitación, una factura de electricidad, gas, petróleo, agua, alcantarillado, séptico, teléfono, teléfono celular o cable para TV
  • Un estado de cuenta de un banco o unión de crédito vigente y válido
  • Talón de cheque vigente y válido
  • Una declaración de impuestos vigente y válida
  • Declaración vigente y válida relativa a la hipoteca, alquiler o arrendamiento de una residencia
  • Registro de vehículo automotor vigente y válido
  • Documento vigente y válido emitido por una agencia gubernamental
  • Declaración de impuestos sobre la propiedad vigente y válido
  • Cualquier otro artículo oficial que el secretario del condado determine, a su discreción, ser una indicación confiable de la verdadera dirección residencial de una persona

Usted puede solicitar convertirse en un votante en ausencia permanente. Necesita proporcionar un aviso por escrito a su Secretaría del Condado y pedir que se le envíe una boleta en ausencia para todas las elecciones para las que usted es elegible para votar.

Los ciudadanos y personal militar de EE. UU. en el extranjero pueden encontrar información sobre cómo registrarse para votar y solicitar una boleta de votación en ausencia en la Overseas Vote Foundation (Fundación para el Votante en el Extranjero).

Todos los votantes registrados pueden solicitar votar por correo. La fecha límite para solicitar una boleta para votación en ausencia es a las 5 pm, 14 días antes de las elecciones. Todas las boletas en ausencia deben recibirse para las 7 pm el Día de las Elecciones a fin de ser contadas.

Si usted va a votar por primera vez por correo, debe proporcionar una copia de una forma de identificación aceptable ya sea con su solicitud de registro o el formulario de solicitud de una boleta en ausencia. Debe proporcionar prueba de identidad y residencia. Las formas de identificación aceptables son:

  • Licencia de manejo vigente y válida de Nevada
  • Una tarjeta de identificación vigente y válida
  • Una tarjeta de identificación vigente y válida emitida por una rama de las Fuerzas Armadas de los EE. UU.
  • Una tarjeta de identificación vigente y válida emitida por un alguacil de un condado de Nevada para un empleado como condición de empleo por ciertas empresas comerciales
  • Una tarjeta de identificación vigente y válida emitida por una agencia del Estado de Nevada o una subdivisión política de la misma o de los EE. UU., incluyendo, sin limitación, una escuela pública, colegio o universidad
  • Una tarjeta de identificación vigente y válida de una escuela privada, colegio o universidad acreditada
  • Un pasaporte de EE.UU. vigente y válido
  • Una tarjeta de identificación de un plan de seguro vigente y válida en la que el/la secretario del condado, determina a su discreción, ser una indicación confiable del verdadero nombre e identidad de la persona
  • Una tarjeta de identificación tribal vigente y válida

Las identificaciones que establecen la residencia pueden incluir:

  • Cualquier forma de identificación enumerada anteriormente
  • Una factura vigente y válida de un servicio público, incluyendo, sin limitación, una factura de electricidad, gas, petróleo, agua, alcantarillado, séptico, teléfono, teléfono celular o cable para TV
  • Un estado de cuenta de un banco o unión de crédito vigente y válido
  • Talón de cheque vigente y válido
  • Una declaración de impuestos vigente y válida
  • Declaración vigente y válida relativa a la hipoteca, alquiler o arrendamiento de una residencia
  • Registro de vehículo automotor vigente y válido
  • Documento vigente y válido emitido por una agencia gubernamental
  • Declaración de impuestos sobre la propiedad vigente y válido
  • Cualquier otro artículo oficial que el secretario del condado determine, a su discreción, ser una indicación confiable de la verdadera dirección residencial de una persona

Usted puede solicitar convertirse en un votante en ausencia permanente. Necesita proporcionar un aviso por escrito a su Secretaría del Condado y pedir que se le envíe una boleta en ausencia para todas las elecciones para las que usted es elegible para votar.

Los ciudadanos y personal militar de EE. UU. en el extranjero pueden encontrar información sobre cómo registrarse para votar y solicitar una boleta de votación en ausencia en la Overseas Vote Foundation (Fundación para el Votante en el Extranjero).

ALERTA: Debido al COVID-19 (coronavirus) todos los votantes registrados van a recibir una aplicación para votar por correo, el sobre y la estampilla van a estar incluidas. Se recomienda que todos los votantes completen y envíen su aplicación pronto para que su boleta le llegue por correo antes de la elección. Como razón para votar por correo puede escoger “enfermedad temporal o discapacidad física.” Puede encontrar más información sobre como pedir una boleta por correo aquí.

Usted es elegible para una boleta ausente si:

  • Usted se encuentra inevitablemente ausente de su condado el Día de las Elecciones
  • No puede presentarse en las casillas debido a una enfermedad o discapacidad (o es un cuidador primario de personas que están enfermas o físicamente discapacitadas)
  • Es paciente en un Hospital de la Administración de Veteranos
  • Se encuentra detenido en la cárcel esperando la acción de un gran jurado o está confinado a la prisión después de ser condenado por un delito distinto a un delito grave.

Las solicitudes para las boletas ausentes están disponibles con la junta electoral de su condado.

Las solicitudes también pueden descargarse de la página web de la Junta Electoral de NYS.

Si no puede recoger su boleta, o no la puede recibir por correo, tiene el derecho a designar a alguien que la recoja por usted. Solamente la persona designada en su solicitud puede recoger y entregar su boleta.

Si usted se encuentra enfermo o discapacitado permanentemente, tiene el derecho de recibir una boleta ausente para cada una de las elecciones futuras sin solicitarla nuevamente. Debe presentar una aplicación con su junta electoral que contenga una declaración que describa los particulares de su enfermedad o discapacidad. La junta revisará la información declarada, y si están satisfechos, marcarán su récord de registro. Usted recibirá automáticamente una boleta ausente para cada elección hasta que su registro sea cancelado.

Para que sea contada, una boleta ausente debe estar con el sello postal para el día antes del Día de las Elecciones y debe llegarle a la junta electoral a no más tardar siete días después de la elección. Puede entregar su boleta ausente en persona el Día de las Elecciones.

También puede solicitar una boleta ausente enviando una carta a la junta electoral de su condado. La carta debe ser recibida por la junta electoral de su condado no antes de 30 días y no después de siete días antes de la elección. La carta debe contener la siguiente información:

  • La dirección en donde se encuentra registrado
  • Una dirección a donde se debe de enviar la boleta
  • La razón por la solicitud
  • La firma del votante

Se le enviará un formulario de solicitud junto con su boleta. El formulario de solicitud debe ser completado y devuelto con su boleta.

Ciudadanos y personal militar de los EE. UU. que se encuentren en el extranjero pueden encontrar información sobre cómo registrarse para votar y solicitar una boleta ausente en Overseas Vote Foundation.

ALERTA: Debido al COVID-19 (coronavirus) todos los votantes registrados van a recibir una aplicación para votar por correo, el sobre y la estampilla van a estar incluidas. Se recomienda que todos los votantes completen y envíen su aplicación pronto para que su boleta le llegue por correo antes de la elección. Como razón para votar por correo puede escoger “enfermedad temporal o discapacidad física.” Puede encontrar más información sobre como pedir una boleta por correo aquí.

Usted es elegible para una boleta ausente si:

  • Usted se encuentra inevitablemente ausente de su condado el Día de las Elecciones
  • No puede presentarse en las casillas debido a una enfermedad o discapacidad (o es un cuidador primario de personas que están enfermas o físicamente discapacitadas)
  • Es paciente en un Hospital de la Administración de Veteranos
  • Se encuentra detenido en la cárcel esperando la acción de un gran jurado o está confinado a la prisión después de ser condenado por un delito distinto a un delito grave.

Las solicitudes para las boletas ausentes están disponibles con la junta electoral de su condado.

Las solicitudes también pueden descargarse de la página web de la Junta Electoral de NYS.

Si no puede recoger su boleta, o no la puede recibir por correo, tiene el derecho a designar a alguien que la recoja por usted. Solamente la persona designada en su solicitud puede recoger y entregar su boleta.

Si usted se encuentra enfermo o discapacitado permanentemente, tiene el derecho de recibir una boleta ausente para cada una de las elecciones futuras sin solicitarla nuevamente. Debe presentar una aplicación con su junta electoral que contenga una declaración que describa los particulares de su enfermedad o discapacidad. La junta revisará la información declarada, y si están satisfechos, marcarán su récord de registro. Usted recibirá automáticamente una boleta ausente para cada elección hasta que su registro sea cancelado.

Para que sea contada, una boleta ausente debe estar con el sello postal para el día antes del Día de las Elecciones y debe llegarle a la junta electoral a no más tardar siete días después de la elección. Puede entregar su boleta ausente en persona el Día de las Elecciones.

También puede solicitar una boleta ausente enviando una carta a la junta electoral de su condado. La carta debe ser recibida por la junta electoral de su condado no antes de 30 días y no después de siete días antes de la elección. La carta debe contener la siguiente información:

  • La dirección en donde se encuentra registrado
  • Una dirección a donde se debe de enviar la boleta
  • La razón por la solicitud
  • La firma del votante

Se le enviará un formulario de solicitud junto con su boleta. El formulario de solicitud debe ser completado y devuelto con su boleta.

Ciudadanos y personal militar de los EE. UU. que se encuentren en el extranjero pueden encontrar información sobre cómo registrarse para votar y solicitar una boleta ausente en Overseas Vote Foundation.

No necesita tener ninguna excusa para solicitar una boleta para votar en ausencia por correo. Los votantes que no son militares deben de solicitar una boleta para votar en ausencia para cada elección en la que deseen votar en ausencia. La información a continuación es para los votantes que no son militares. Para obtener más información sobre los militares, consulte nuestra sección para votantes en el extranjero y militares.

Para recibir una boleta por correo, debe completar el Formulario Estatal de Solicitud de Boleta en Ausencia. Usted o un pariente cercano (su cónyuge, hermano, hermana, padre, abuelo, hijo, nieto, suegra, suegro, nuera, yerno, padrastro o hijastro) o un tutor legal puede completar el formulario para solicitar una boleta.

La junta electoral del condado debe recibir una copia firmada de este formulario a más tardar a las 5 p. m. del último martes anterior a la elección. Usted puede enviar por correo o entregar personalmente el formulario a la junta electoral del condado. Encuentre aquí la información de contacto de la junta electoral de su condado. El formulario de solicitud debe recibirse antes del martes anterior a la elección, y no solamente tener el sello postal de esa fecha.

Al completar el Formulario Estatal de Solicitud de Boleta en Ausencia, debe proporcionar:

  • Su nombre y dirección
  • El nombre y dirección de su pariente cercano o tutor legal si es que esa persona está haciendo la solicitud
  • La dirección del votante a la que deben enviarse las boletas en ausencia (si es diferente de la residencia del votante)
  • Uno de estos tipos de números de identificación: licencia de conducir del estado de Carolina del Norte, número de identificación de la tarjeta especial de Carolina del Norte para no operadores o los últimos cuatro dígitos del número de seguro social del votante
  • Fecha de nacimiento
  • Firma del votante o del pariente cercano o tutor legal del votante
  • Información clara sobre la fecha de la elección para la que se está solicitando la boleta en ausencia
  • Si solicita una boleta para una elección primaria partidista y está registrado como no afiliado, debe indicar el partido político en cuya primaria quiere participar.

Una vez que reciba su boleta, puede votar con ella en presencia de dos testigos (o un solo testigo si el testigo es un notario público). Una vez que ha votado, debe sellar la boleta en el sobre de devolución y completar la información en el reverso del sobre. Los testigos deben completar y firmar el sobre en el espacio asignado para ellos. Si alguien ayuda al votante, también debe firmar y fechar el certificado.

La boleta con su voto debe ser devuelta a más tardar a las 5 p.m. en la noche de la elección. Puede enviarla por correo o entregarla el sobre personalmente a la oficina de la junta electoral. Si la boleta se recibe después de las 5 p.m., solo se contará si se recibe por correo y tiene un matasellos fechado el día de la elección o antes de este, y se recibe antes de las 5 p.m. no más de tres días después de la elección.

Los ciudadanos en el extranjero y el personal militar de los EE. UU. pueden encontrar información sobre cómo registrarse para votar y solicitar una boleta en ausencia en la Fundación para la Votación en el Extranjero

No necesita tener ninguna excusa para solicitar una boleta para votar en ausencia por correo. Los votantes que no son militares deben de solicitar una boleta para votar en ausencia para cada elección en la que deseen votar en ausencia. La información a continuación es para los votantes que no son militares. Para obtener más información sobre los militares, consulte nuestra sección para votantes en el extranjero y militares.

Para recibir una boleta por correo, debe completar el Formulario Estatal de Solicitud de Boleta en Ausencia. Usted o un pariente cercano (su cónyuge, hermano, hermana, padre, abuelo, hijo, nieto, suegra, suegro, nuera, yerno, padrastro o hijastro) o un tutor legal puede completar el formulario para solicitar una boleta.

La junta electoral del condado debe recibir una copia firmada de este formulario a más tardar a las 5 p. m. del último martes anterior a la elección. Usted puede enviar por correo o entregar personalmente el formulario a la junta electoral del condado. Encuentre aquí la información de contacto de la junta electoral de su condado. El formulario de solicitud debe recibirse antes del martes anterior a la elección, y no solamente tener el sello postal de esa fecha.

Al completar el Formulario Estatal de Solicitud de Boleta en Ausencia, debe proporcionar:

  • Su nombre y dirección
  • El nombre y dirección de su pariente cercano o tutor legal si es que esa persona está haciendo la solicitud
  • La dirección del votante a la que deben enviarse las boletas en ausencia (si es diferente de la residencia del votante)
  • Uno de estos tipos de números de identificación: licencia de conducir del estado de Carolina del Norte, número de identificación de la tarjeta especial de Carolina del Norte para no operadores o los últimos cuatro dígitos del número de seguro social del votante
  • Fecha de nacimiento
  • Firma del votante o del pariente cercano o tutor legal del votante
  • Información clara sobre la fecha de la elección para la que se está solicitando la boleta en ausencia
  • Si solicita una boleta para una elección primaria partidista y está registrado como no afiliado, debe indicar el partido político en cuya primaria quiere participar.

Una vez que reciba su boleta, puede votar con ella en presencia de dos testigos (o un solo testigo si el testigo es un notario público). Una vez que ha votado, debe sellar la boleta en el sobre de devolución y completar la información en el reverso del sobre. Los testigos deben completar y firmar el sobre en el espacio asignado para ellos. Si alguien ayuda al votante, también debe firmar y fechar el certificado.

La boleta con su voto debe ser devuelta a más tardar a las 5 p.m. en la noche de la elección. Puede enviarla por correo o entregarla el sobre personalmente a la oficina de la junta electoral. Si la boleta se recibe después de las 5 p.m., solo se contará si se recibe por correo y tiene un matasellos fechado el día de la elección o antes de este, y se recibe antes de las 5 p.m. no más de tres días después de la elección.

Los ciudadanos en el extranjero y el personal militar de los EE. UU. pueden encontrar información sobre cómo registrarse para votar y solicitar una boleta en ausencia en la Fundación para la Votación en el Extranjero

¡Ahora puede solicitar su boleta de voto en ausencia en línea! Puede ejercer su voto en ausencia si usted:

  • Es un estudiante universitario
  • Se encuentra fuera de la ciudad el día de las elecciones
  • Tiene una discapacidad o enfermedad que le impide llegar a su sitio de votación
  • Es miembro del ejército
  • Tiene un conflicto debido a una celebración religiosa

Puede encontrar una lista completa de quién puede solicitar una boleta de voto en ausencia aquí.

La fecha límite para solicitar una boleta de voto en ausencia es una semana antes del día de las elecciones.

Cuando usted solicita una boleta de voto en ausencia, debe proporcionar su número de licencia de conducir o su número de seguro social. Si no tiene una licencia de conducir o un número de seguro social, debe presentar una copia de una identificación con fotografía aceptada.

Si usted es un votante de UOCAVA, un votante con una discapacidad o un votante mayor de 65 años afectado por la Ley de Accesibilidad al Voto para Ancianos y Discapacitados, no necesita proporcionar ninguna identificación para solicitar su boleta de voto en ausencia.

Fecha límites para devolver su boleta de voto en ausencia llenada:

Para la mayoría de las elecciones, la fecha límite para devolver su boleta es a las 5 p.m. del viernes anterior a las elecciones.

Para las elecciones presidenciales, se contarán las boletas recibidas antes de las 8 p.m. del día de las elecciones.

Si tiene una emergencia y no solicitó una boleta de voto en ausencia antes de la fecha límite, puede descargar y solicitar una boleta de voto en ausencia de emergencia. Esta solicitud debe estar notariada antes de ser presentada. Puede encontrar más información sobre las boletas de voto en ausencia de emergencia aquí.

 

¡Ahora puede solicitar su boleta de voto en ausencia en línea! Puede ejercer su voto en ausencia si usted:

  • Es un estudiante universitario
  • Se encuentra fuera de la ciudad el día de las elecciones
  • Tiene una discapacidad o enfermedad que le impide llegar a su sitio de votación
  • Es miembro del ejército
  • Tiene un conflicto debido a una celebración religiosa

Puede encontrar una lista completa de quién puede solicitar una boleta de voto en ausencia aquí.

La fecha límite para solicitar una boleta de voto en ausencia es una semana antes del día de las elecciones.

Cuando usted solicita una boleta de voto en ausencia, debe proporcionar su número de licencia de conducir o su número de seguro social. Si no tiene una licencia de conducir o un número de seguro social, debe presentar una copia de una identificación con fotografía aceptada.

Si usted es un votante de UOCAVA, un votante con una discapacidad o un votante mayor de 65 años afectado por la Ley de Accesibilidad al Voto para Ancianos y Discapacitados, no necesita proporcionar ninguna identificación para solicitar su boleta de voto en ausencia.

Fecha límites para devolver su boleta de voto en ausencia llenada:

Para la mayoría de las elecciones, la fecha límite para devolver su boleta es a las 5 p.m. del viernes anterior a las elecciones.

Para las elecciones presidenciales, se contarán las boletas recibidas antes de las 8 p.m. del día de las elecciones.

Si tiene una emergencia y no solicitó una boleta de voto en ausencia antes de la fecha límite, puede descargar y solicitar una boleta de voto en ausencia de emergencia. Esta solicitud debe estar notariada antes de ser presentada. Puede encontrar más información sobre las boletas de voto en ausencia de emergencia aquí.

 

Para calificar para una boleta de voto ausente, usted debe:

  • No estar presente en su condado de residencia el Día de las Elecciones ni durante el período de votación temprana
  • Estar enfermo o tener una discapacidad que le impida votar en persona sin ayuda
  • Tener 65 años de edad o más
  • Estar confinado en la cárcel cumpliendo una sentencia por un delito menor; o confinado en la cárcel sin fianza a la espera de un juicio por un delito grave o la apelación de una condena por delito grave

Debe solicitar una aplicación para una boleta por correo (ABBM, por sus siglas en inglés) de parte de un secretario de votación anticipada en el condado en donde usted está registrado, o de parte de la oficina de la secretaría de estado. Una vez que la reciba, lea las instrucciones cuidadosamente, llene el formulario ABBM y devuélvalo al secretario de votación anticipada en su condado por correo, por un transportista general o por fax. La aplicación debe ser recibida por el secretario de votación anticipada antes de que inicie el período de votación anticipada en persona (generalmente 17 días antes de la elección).

El secretario de votación anticipada debe recibir su boleta marcada para las 7:00 p.m. del Día de las Elecciones o para el 5to día después del Día de las Elecciones si su boleta es enviada desde fuera de los EE. UU.

Los ciudadanos que están en el extranjero y el personal militar de los EE. UU. pueden encontrar información sobre cómo registrarse para votar y solicitar una boleta de voto ausente en el sitio de internet de Overseas Vote Foundation.

Para calificar para una boleta de voto ausente, usted debe:

  • No estar presente en su condado de residencia el Día de las Elecciones ni durante el período de votación temprana
  • Estar enfermo o tener una discapacidad que le impida votar en persona sin ayuda
  • Tener 65 años de edad o más
  • Estar confinado en la cárcel cumpliendo una sentencia por un delito menor; o confinado en la cárcel sin fianza a la espera de un juicio por un delito grave o la apelación de una condena por delito grave

Debe solicitar una aplicación para una boleta por correo (ABBM, por sus siglas en inglés) de parte de un secretario de votación anticipada en el condado en donde usted está registrado, o de parte de la oficina de la secretaría de estado. Una vez que la reciba, lea las instrucciones cuidadosamente, llene el formulario ABBM y devuélvalo al secretario de votación anticipada en su condado por correo, por un transportista general o por fax. La aplicación debe ser recibida por el secretario de votación anticipada antes de que inicie el período de votación anticipada en persona (generalmente 17 días antes de la elección).

El secretario de votación anticipada debe recibir su boleta marcada para las 7:00 p.m. del Día de las Elecciones o para el 5to día después del Día de las Elecciones si su boleta es enviada desde fuera de los EE. UU.

Los ciudadanos que están en el extranjero y el personal militar de los EE. UU. pueden encontrar información sobre cómo registrarse para votar y solicitar una boleta de voto ausente en el sitio de internet de Overseas Vote Foundation.