Absentee Voting Requirements
A registered voter must meeting one of the following requirements to apply for an absentee ballot:
- The person will be out of the municipality on election day.
- The person has any physical illness or infirmity which prevents his or her attendance at the polls, whether he or she is within or without the county on the day of the election.
- The person works on a shift which has at least 10 hours which coincides with the hours the polls are open at his or her polling place.
- The person is enrolled as a student at an educational institution located outside the county of his or her personal residence attendance at which prevents his or her attendance at the polls.
- The person is a member of, or spouse or dependent of a member of, the armed forces of the United States or is similarly qualified to vote absentee pursuant to the Federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, 42 U.S.C. 1973 ff.
- The person has been appointed as an election officer or named as a poll watcher at a polling place other than his or her regular polling place.
Absentee Voting applications for Municipal Elections only can be obtained at City Hall from the City Clerk. Absentee applications other than an application for an emergency absentee ballot, shall be returned in person to the City Clerk at City Hall or can be returned by U.S. mail. Multiple applications mailed in one envelope cannot be accepted.
Information regarding absentee voting for state and national elections can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.