Only specific reasons entitle a registered voter to vote early by mail (no longer called absentee voting). You may request a ballot by mail if you:
- will be away from your county on Election Day and during early voting;
- are sick or disabled;
- are 65 years of age or older on Election Day; or
- are confined in jail.
First, request an Application for Ballot by Mail (ABBM) from the Early Voting Clerk in the political subdivision conducting your election, or from our office. Once received, read the instructions carefully, complete the ABBM and return it to the Early Voting Clerk. For the November 4, 2014 General Election
, the first day to submit an ABBM to the Early Voting Clerk is September 5, 2014. The deadline
for the Early Voting Clerk to receive your ABBM is October 4, 2014
. Note that this is not a postmark date
; the ABBM must be received in the office of the Early Voting Clerk by October 4, 2014
in order for you to receive a ballot by mail.