Who is Eligible for an Absent Voter Ballot?
A registered voter may obtain an absent voter ballot if they are:
- age 60 years old or older
- unable to vote without assistance at the polls
- expecting to be out of town on election day
- in jail awaiting arraignment or trial
- unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons
- appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence.
Requesting an Absent Voter Ballot
Your request for an absent voter ballot must be in writing and can be submitted to the Clerk’s office. Your request must include one of the six statutory reasons stated above and your signature. You may submit your request for an absent voter ballot either by mail, e-mail, fax or in-person. Requests to have an absent voter ballot mailed to you must be received by the Clerk’s office no later than 2 p.m. the Saturday before the election.