Start here

Follow the steps below to learn more about the absentee ballot process

First, check your State's rules on voting by absentee ballot

This should only take a few seconds.

Absentee ballot checker

Select your home State in the drop down box

Scroll down to read what requirements, if any, must be met to vote by mail in your State.

Applying for an absentee ballot

If you are able to vote by mail in your State, you can apply for your absentee ballot here.

๐Ÿ›‘ Note: We wanted to let you know that upon submitting information such as email and phone number, you are subject to messages from our partners at Aside from the initial confirmation email that they send after you submit your registration, they may occasionally email you.

If you like to keep a clean inbox, it is easy to unsubscribe. Just scroll to the very bottom of any email they've sent you (that isn't a confirmation email) and you will see the option to unsubscribe in fine print.

Apply for absentee

Complete the absentee preliminary form on this page

Be sure to use your full name - sorry, still no nicknames allowed.


Where should your ballot be mailed?

If you are able to vote by absentee ballot, you will be presented with an option for where they will mail your ballot. Elect whether your ballot should be sent to the address that you have registered with, or to a different mailing address. If selecting a different address, enter that now.

๐ŸŒŸ Tip: Listing your political party, gender, and ethnicity is optional.


Select the county you are registered to vote in

This tool will suggest a county based on the information you entered. Click โ€œContinue.โ€


Download the form

An absentee ballot form will immediately be sent to the email that you provided. Login to your email to access it (the link will expire 30 minutes after it is sent to you). You can also download the form directly from this screen.


Complete the absentee ballot form

Enter all pertinent information in boxes 1 through 6. This form is what you will need to send to your Local Election Office to receive your official absentee ballot. The form also lists a set of instructions, deadlines, rules and contact information if you have any questions. Simply follow those instructions and stick it in the mail or email it to your Local Election Office.

๐ŸŒŸ Tip: It is helpful to have your license or social security card on hand to fill out box 5.


Accept the terms

Read the terms in the box labeled โ€œAffirmation.โ€


Sign & seal

Once you have read the Affirmation agreement, please sign your full legal name and date it todayโ€™s date.

๐ŸŒŸ Tip #1: If youโ€™re cutting it close to the deadline for requesting your absentee ballot, you should fax, email or hand deliver your form to be safe.

๐ŸŒŸ Tip #2: If you choose to mail the form and there are two addresses listed, be sure to send it to the address labeled โ€œMailing Address.โ€

๐ŸŒŸ Tip #3: If you refer back to the email sent by with your absentee ballot form, you will find a link to track your ballot once you send it out and a link to contact your Local Election Official.