NOTICE: The temporary absentee ballot verification option, which allowed voters to include a copy of a valid ID in lieu of a notarized or witnessed signature, has expired. The alternate verification option was passed by the state legislature in the spring of 2020 in response to the pandemic. It expired in December 2020.
State law currently allows the following absentee ballot verification:
- “Standard” absentee ballots must be notarized.
- Voters who have requested “physically incapacitated” absentee ballots, must have their signature witnessed by two people.
A signed absentee ballot affidavit submitted with a copy of a valid ID cannot be lawfully counted by a county election board under current law.
How to Apply
- your name
- your birth date
- the address at which you are registered to vote
- the election or elections for which you are requesting ballots
- the address to which the ballots should be mailed
- your signature
Absentee Ballot Packets
Returning Your Ballot
In-person Absentee Voting
Physically incapacitated voters and voters who care for physically incapacitated persons who cannot be left alone may vote by absentee ballot. These voters may submit their applications only by mail, fax, or by an agent. If these voters choose to have their applications submitted to the County Election Board by an agent, the agent must be at least 16 years old and may not be employed by or related within the third degree by blood or marriage to a candidate whose name is on the ballot.The agent may act for only one voter per election.The agent will be asked to sign a form at the County Election Board office providing his or her name and attesting to these facts.