Absentee voting allows voters who cannot come to polling places to cast their ballots. A variety of circumstances, including residency abroad, college students out of state, illness, travel or military service, can prevent voters from coming to the polls on Election Day. Absentee ballots permit registered voters to mail in their votes.. The absentee process can take several weeks to complete so if you decide to vote absentee, make sure you apply early. To vote absentee, you must:
It can be easy to believe that one vote will get lost in a sea of media buzz when it comes to national elections and maybe it won't matter if you stay home on election day. Resist that mindset! Your vote is critical, especially when it comes to local elections. Think about this:
Your local paper covers issues and candidates appearing on your ballot. You can also check your state or county elections website. Educate yourself on your local issues and vote!