Any registered voter may request a mail ballot for any reason, but they MUST submit a written request each calendar year in which they want to vote by mail, UNLESS they have disabilities or are age 65 and older.
of 2017 now allows persons with disabilities or who are 65 and older to make a special request for a mail/absentee ballot for all future elections, thus eliminating the need for an annual request. Such persons may PERMANENTLY and AUTOMATICALLY receive mail/absentee ballots after they submit their initial one-time request for the special service.
The Election Department must receive your mail/absentee ballot request in its office by 5 p.m. on the Tuesday before
for you to vote by mail in the current election. June 5
is the due date for the June 12 Primary Election. October 30
is the due date for the November 6 General Election (if you did not already submit a request in 2018).
Remember that during an election, you may see your mail/absentee ballot status online. Log in to
Registered Voter Services
Track my Mail Ballot
from the dropdown menu.
Voting by mail is easy. But, YOU must initiate the process for the type of mail/absentee mail ballot you want and are qualified to receive. Don't wait until the last minute. Submit your properly completed request as soon as possible to avoid missing deadlines.
See our page about mail/absentee ballot services
for more information.