- unable to appear due to Business, Education or Vacation
- unable to appear at the polls due to illness or disability
- a patient in a Veterans’ Administration Hospital
- detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony
Absentee Application - Receiving Ballot Policy
Applications for Absentee Ballots are available at your county board of elections.
Upon completion, applications must be mailed to your county board no later than the seventh day before the election or delivered in person no later than the day before the election
If you are permanently ill or disabled, you have the right to receive an Absentee Ballot for each subsequent election without further application. Simply file an application with your board of elections containing a statement which describes the particulars of your illness or disability. The Board will review the facts stated, and if satisfied, will mark your registration record. You will then automatically receive an absentee ballot for every election until your registration is canceled.