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Absentee Ballot Instructions

To vote by absentee ballot

  • You must be an eligible voter, and
  • You must reside at the legal residence address you give on this application on Election Day.  It is a felony to make a false statement in an application for an absentee ballot, to apply for an absentee ballot more than once in an election with the intent to cast an illegal ballot, to show a ballot marked by a person to another person, or to violate an absentee ballot provision for the purpose of casting an illegal vote or help anyone cast an illegal vote.

Be sure to give your correct legal residence address as completely as possible, since this is used to verify your precinct number.

Be sure to sign the application.

Return the completed application as soon as possible to the county election official or municipal clerk from whom you received it.


  • You must indicate whether you are requesting ballots for the primary or general, or both.
  • Do not submit more than one application for each election.
  • Your absentee ballots will be mailed or delivered to you as soon as they are available.
  • Your ballot must be received by mail (not just postmarked) at the polling place by Election Day.  
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