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Absentee Balloting

How do you apply for an early ballot?
To receive a ballot you must print and complete the Early Voting Application form and mail to the Election Commissioner’s office and a ballot will be mailed to you or you may go to the Election Commissioner’s office and vote there. Early ballots may not be voted at the Election Commission on Election Day. You must go to the polling place on Election Day or have an agent pick up an early ballot as indicated. All fields on the Early Voting Application are required.
Who may apply for an early ballot?
Anyone who is registered to vote.
Is it possible to request an early ballot and register to vote by mail at the same time?
Yes, as long as this is done by the registration deadline.
May someone get an early ballot for you?
Any registered voter may request an early ballot by appointing an agent to personally pick up an early ballot for such registered voter from the office of the Election Commissioner. The registered voter or his or her agent shall sign the request. A candidate for office at such election and any person serving on a campaign committee for such a candidate shall not act as an agent for any registered voter requesting a ballot unless such person is a member of the registered voter’s family.
What are early ballot deadlines?
  • The Election Commissioner’s office may accept applications 120 days before an election.
  • Registrants may vote an early ballot 35 days prior to a statewide election and 15 days before special elections.
  • Early ballots will not be mailed after 4:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before the election.
  • Agents have until 6:00 p.m. election day to pick up an early ballot. All early ballots must be received by the Election Commission’s office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.