If you can’t vote on election day, you may qualify to cast your absentee ballot by mail!
To vote absentee by mail, a registered voter must fall under one of the following categories:
- The voter will be outside the county of registration during the early voting period and all day on election day;
- The voter or the voter’s spouse is enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited college or university outside the county of registration;
- The voter’s licensed physician has filed a statement with the county election commission stating that, in the physician’s judgment, the voter is medically unable to vote in person. The statement must be filed not less than seven (7) days before the election and signed under the penalty of perjury;
- The voter resides in a licensed facility providing relatively permanent domiciliary care, other than a penal institution, outside the voter’s county of residence;
- The voter will be unable to vote in person due to service as a juror for a federal or state court;
- The voter is sixty (60) years of age or older;
- The voter has a physical disability and an inaccessible polling place;
- The voter is hospitalized, ill, or physically disabled and because of such condition, cannot vote in person;
- The voter is a caretaker of a person who is hospitalized, ill, or disabled;
- The voter is a candidate for office in the election;
- The voter serves as an election day official or as a member or employee of the election commission;
- The voter’s observance of a religious holiday prevents him or her from voting in person during the early voting period and on election day;
- The voter or the voter’s spouse possesses a valid commercial drivers license (CDL) or the voter possesses a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card and certifies that he or she will be working outside the state or county of registration during the open hours of early voting and Election Day, and has no specific out-of-county or out-of-state address to which mail may be sent or received during such time.
- The voter is a member of the military or is an overseas citizen.
If you qualify, you can apply for a by-mail ballot up to 90 days before the election.
Apply for a By-Mail Ballot
For the August Primary Election, you can send in your request form starting May 8th through July 30th.
To request a by-mail ballot:
- Print out and complete the Absentee Request Form here.
- Mail, fax, or email that form to our local election commission. You can find the contact info you’ll need here.
- Your election commission will process your request and mail you a ballot.
- Complete your ballot and mail it back to your election commission.
For the August election, to receive a primary ballot request either a Republican or Democratic primary ballot. If no indication, you will receive a general election only ballot.
Make sure to do all of this before July 30th. That’s the request deadline for the August 6th election.
If you need help with any of that, send us a message and we’ll help!