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Note:  Completed request for Absentee Ballot can be received beginning January 31, 2018 and MUST be received by April 24, 2018, for the May 1, 2018 Primary Election.

Provisional Voting
 

                                                                

ABSENTEE VOTING

You may request an absentee ballot for one of the following reasons:
  •      persons outside of county on Election Day and through the early voting period;
  •      students and spouse outside of county;
  •      permanant absentee voting register;
  •      serving on jury duty in State or Federal Court;
  •      hospitalized, ill, or physically disabled;
  •      persons age 60 or older;
  •      caretaker of a hospitalized, ill, or disabled person;
  •      candidate for office in the election;
  •      election officials;
  •      observance of a religious holiday;
  •      persons possessing a valid commercial driver license; including spouse
  •      (TWIC) transportation worker
  •      military personnel and their families.

LEGAL PROCESS FOR REQUESTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT


We must receive your request in writing for an absentee ballot.  You may request a ballot not more than (90) and not later than (7) days before the election.  The request may serve as an application if all of the following information is given:
  •     name of registered voter;
  •     the address of voter's residence; 
  •     the voter's social security number;
  •     the voter's date of birth;
  •     the address to mail the ballot;
  •     reason for absentee voting;
  •     the election the voter wishes to participate in; (if primary, which party)
  •     signature of voter

NURSING HOME

The Election Commission will obtain a list of residents from the nursing home before each election.  We will check that list to see who is a registered voter, and will go to the facility before the election to allow them to vote.  Persons may vote at the office during the early voting period if they wish.

PERMANENT ABSENTEE


To be eligible for placement on the register, a voter shall file a statement by the person’s licensed physician with the county Election Commission stating, under the penalty of perjury, that in the physician’s professional medical judgment, the patient (voter) is medically unable to appear at the polling place to vote and is medically unable to go to the commission office for early voting.  The statement shall be filed with the election commission office not less than (5) days before the election.  You may print a Physician's Statement form below, or pick one up at the Election Commission office.  Once this form is filed, Individuals on the permanent absentee register are automatically mailed an application to vote by mail before each election.  Voter may not go to the polls on election day, or vote early as long as on Permanent Absentee.
Print Physician's Statement

EMERGENCY VOTING


A registered voter eligible to request the services of an emergency registrar shall make such a request not more than twenty (20) days before the election and no later than the opening of the polls on Election Day.  Upon the request the county election commission shall appoint emergency registrars to go to the hospital with supplies for the person to be able to vote.  In addition, any eligible voter may vote absentee by personal appearance at the commission office, not more than (5) days nor later than the day prior to the election if:
  •    due to the death of a relative, this would result in the absense from the state or
             county on  Election Day;
  •     if the person receives a subpoena or service of process requiring the voter's
              presence on Election  Day.