Persons Eligible to Vote Absentee

Any registered voter of this state may vote absentee ballot if he or she expects to be prevented from attending the polls due to:

  • Absence from the county
  • Incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability, including caring for person who is incapacitated or confined due to illness or disability
  • Religious belief or practice
  • Employment as or by an election authority at a location other than your polling place
  • Incarceration, provided all qualifications for voting are retained

Persons in Federal Service

Any person in federal service who is eligible to register and vote in this state may vote even if they are not registered.  Any person who is authorized to vote for federal officers by federal law may vote by absentee ballot for President, Vice President, U.S. Senator, State Representative in Congress and statewide elected officials without being registered. Such person shall make application for an absentee ballot not later than 7:00 PM on the day of the election.

Persons Moving From One County to Another

Any registered voter who moves from one county to another county in the state after the books close may vote by absentee ballot for President and Vice-President, U.S. Senator, State Representative in Congress, statewide elected officials and state wide questions, propositions and amendments without being registered in their new jurisdiction of residence. Such voter shall make application for an absentee ballot not later than 7:00 PM on the day of the election.

Application for Absentee Ballot

Application may be made by the applicant in person or by mail, or for the applicant in person by his or her guardian or a relative within the second degree by consanguinity of affinity.