Absentee Voting

How do I request an absentee ballot?

Download Absentee Request Form 

To vote by-mail, a registered voter must meet certain requirements.

A registered voter may request an application for a by-mail ballot no earlier than ninety (90) days before the election and no later than seven (7) days before the election. To be processed for the next election, the application must be received by the election commission no later than seven (7) days before the election. Each request time period is outlined below. Your request cannot be processed if not received within these dates.

For the May 1, 2018 County Primary-Absentee ballot must be requested sometime between January 31, 2018 and April 24, 2018

For the August 2, 2018 County General/ Fed and State Primary-Absentee ballot must be requested sometime between May 4, 2018 and July 26, 2018.

For the November 6, 2018 Fed and State General/City Elections-Absentee ballot must be requested sometime between August 8, 2018 and October 30, 2018.

If you do not choose to use the request form above, you may also request a by-mail absentee ballot, by mail, by fax or by email with an attached document, which includes a scanned signature and the following information directly to your local county election commission office:

  1. Name of the registered voter
  2. Address of the voter's residence
  3. Voter's social security number
  4. Voter's date of birth
  5. Address to mail the ballot outside the county (this applies only when the reason for voting by mail involves that the voter will be outside of the county during early voting and on Election Day)
  6. The election in which the voter wishes to participate. If the election involves a primary, the political party in which the voter wishes to participate.
  7. Reason the voter wishes to vote absentee. If applicable, a copy of the CDL containing the CDL number or the TWIC card must be included in the voter’s request.
  8. Voter's signature

A request that contains this information will be processed and a ballot will be mailed to the voter.