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ABSENTEE VOTING
Requesting an Absent Voter Ballot 
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Requests for an absent voter ballot must be in writing and can be submitted to the clerk’s office. You must request an absent voter ballot by submitting an applicationlarge print application, a letter, a postcard, or a pre-printed application form obtained from the clerk's office. Requests may be returned by hand, via postal mail, fax, or email, as long as the voter’s signature is visible and can be verified with the voter record.

“Regular” Request Deadline:

If the ballot must be issued by mail, the application for the ballot must reach the clerk’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the election.

“Late” Request Deadline:

Absent voter ballots can be received by a voter in person any time up to 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to the election. A voter who visits the clerk’s office on the day prior to the election to obtain an absent voter ballot must vote the ballot in the office; the voter is not permitted to leave the office with the ballot.

Same Day Voter Registration Request Deadline:

A voter who registers to vote on Election Day by appearing in person at the clerk’s office is also eligible to obtain an absent voter ballot to vote in person at the clerk’s office until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

*New registrants will be eligible to receive an AV ballot even after the close of the 4:00 p.m. window on the day before the election, but will have to vote the ballot in person in the office.

“Emergency” Request Deadline:

An elector may make an “emergency” request for an absentee ballot if he or she cannot attend the polls because of 1) personal disablement or 2) a family death or illness which will require that the elector leave the community for the entire time the polls are open on Election Day.

“Emergency” requests for absentee ballots must be made after the deadline for making “regular” requests for absentee ballots (5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the election) and before 4:00 p.m. on Election Day. The emergency must have occurred at a time which made it impossible for the voter to apply for an absentee ballot by the statutory deadline for “regular” applications.  If an “emergency” absent voter ballot is requested, the person making the application may authorize the person delivering the application to pick up and deliver the ballot. The authorization to pick up and deliver the ballot must be in writing and must be signed by the applicant. An “emergency” absentee ballot may also be delivered by hand to the applicant by a person authorized by the clerk to handle this task.

 


In all cases, after receiving your absent voter ballot, you have until 8 p.m. on Election Day to complete the ballot and return it to the clerk's office. Your ballot will not be counted unless your signature is on the return envelope and matches your signature on file. Only you, a family member or person residing in your household, a mail carrier, or election official is authorized to deliver your signed absent voter ballot to your clerk's office. If you received assistance voting the ballot, then the signature of the person who helped you must also be on the return envelope in the appropriate space.

Requests for an absent voter ballot must be in writing and can be submitted to the clerk’s office. You must request an absent voter ballot by submitting an applicationlarge print application, a letter, a postcard, or a pre-printed application form obtained from the clerk's office. Requests may be returned by hand, via postal mail, fax, or email, as long as the voter’s signature is visible and can be verified with the voter record.
Requests for an absent voter ballot must be in writing and can be submitted to the clerk’s office. You must request an absent voter ballot by submitting an applicationlarge print application, a letter, a postcard, or a pre-printed application form obtained from the clerk's office. Requests may be returned by hand, via postal mail, fax, or email, as long as the voter’s signature is visible and can be verified with the voter record.