Need to Vote before November 6th? PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 October 2012 07:20

Did you know that you can vote absentee in person? Starting September 28th you can vote in person at your local County Election Offices.

Persons qualified to vote by absentee ballot:

• Persons who will be on vacation outside their county of residence on Election Day

• Members of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine, and their spouses and dependents residing with them

• Persons who, for reasons of employment, will not be able to vote on election day

• Physically disabled persons

• Persons sixty-five years of age or older

• Persons serving as a juror in state or federal court on Election Day

• Persons admitted to the hospital as emergency patients on day of election or within a four-day period before the election

• Persons with a death or funeral in the family within three days before the election

• Persons confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial

• Persons attending sick or physically disabled persons

• Certified poll watchers, poll managers, and county election officials working on Election Day

Qualified voters may vote absentee in person or by mail.

In Person - Visit your county voter registration office, complete an application, and cast your ballot. You may vote absentee in person up until 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election.

Step 1: Get an absentee application in one of two ways:

Get the application online. To get your application online, you must be able to print your application or save your application for printing later. You can only get your application online once.

Request an application from your county voter registration office by phone, mail, email, or fax. You will be mailed an application.

Step 2: You must now complete and sign the application and return it to your county voter registration office. You must return the application no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 4th day prior to the election (the 4th day is Friday for all Tuesday elections). You may return the application by mail, email, fax, or personal delivery.

Step 3: You will be mailed an absentee ballot.

Step 4: Vote the ballot following ballot instructions and return it to your county voter registration office by 7:00 p.m. on the day of the election. Return the ballot personally or by mail.