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Voting by Absentee Ballot

Any qualified elector who is unable to get to the polling place on election day for any reason, may ask to vote by absentee ballot. A qualified elector is a person who is a U.S. citizen who will be 18 years of age or older on election day, who has resided in the election district where the person wishes to vote at least 10 days before the election, and who is legally qualified to vote. To obtain an absentee ballot you must make a request in writing.

You may request an absentee ballot by letter. It must list the address at which you legally reside, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent (if different from your legal address), and your signature. You should allow enough time for: 1) your request to reach the Clerk's Office, 2) for the ballot to be mailed out to the requested address (usually the same day that the request is received), and 3) for the completed ballot to be returned to the Clerk's Office on, or before the day of the election.

You can also come in to the Clerk's Office during normal working hours of 8 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, to complete an absentee ballot request form and vote an absentee ballot. You may do this from approximately 4 weeks before an election (when the City Clerk's Office receives the ballots) until the Fridaybefore the actual election.

Absentee ballots may not be hand-carried outside of City Hall. You may not "pick up" an absentee ballot for anyone else and take it to them.

Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, please contact the Clerk's Office, for more information