Citizen Care Center

Absentee Ballot

You may request an absentee ballot as early as 180 days before an election. Absentee ballots must be received by the county registrars office by 7:00PM on Election Day. No absentee ballots are issued on the day before or the day of an election. The application must be in writing and must contain the address to which the ballot is to be mailed, sufficient 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. Applications for absentee ballots by uniformed or overseas voters (pursuant to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act) can be accepted more than 180 days prior to a primary or election in which a Federal candidate appears on the ballot as well as for any runoffs resulting there from, including Presidential Preference Primaries. This application is valid for two general elections. It is no longer necessary to state an excuse in order to receive an absentee ballot.


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