Special Absentee Ballot
What is a Special Absentee Ballot?
The special absentee ballot is sent to areas where mail service may be slow to allow additional time for voters to cast a ballot. This is a blank ballot with spaces for the voter to write in the names of candidates and/or issues. This ballot is mailed beginning 60 days before Election Day.
In addition to the special absentee ballot, voters are mailed the official ballot beginning approximately three weeks before Election Day. Voters are encouraged to vote and return both ballots. If both ballots are returned in time, only the official ballot will be counted.
Who can receive a Special Absentee Ballot?
Voters who may be living, traveling or working outside the United States or in remote areas of Alaska may request the special absentee ballot.
How to Apply for a Special Absentee Ballot
Voters may request a special absentee ballot by selecting this option on the absentee ballot application.