How do I apply?
Write or go to the board of elections in your county and request an
absentee ballot, giving the following information (a form is
available from your county board of elections for convenience, but
is not required):
- Your name and voting residence.
- The election for which you are requesting a ballot.
- Your party choice if the election is a primary, or that you
want to vote an issues-only ballot.
- The mailing address to which you want your ballot sent.
- Your signature.
- Date of Birth
- Form of Identification
Note: The absentee ballot request deadline
is 3 p.m. on election day in the case of medical emergencies. To be
eligible under this provision, you must be confined in a hospital
because of a medical emergency. A close relative may deliver and
return your ballot if you so request and state the relative’s name
and relationship on the application, or representatives of the board
of elections can be requested to deliver the ballot.
If you return your ballot by mail, it must be
postmarked no later than the day before Election Day and received by
your county board of elections no later than 10 days after the
election. If you return your ballot in person or if a near relative
delivers it to the board for you, it must be delivered to your
county board of elections no later than the close of the polls on
Exception: Ballots mailed from out of the
country will be counted if received by the board up to 10 days after
election day, if post-marked by election day.
Download Absentee Form