How does one qualify to vote absentee?

If you will be absent from the County on Election Day, you may request an absentee ballot. You may be absent due to employment, vacation, etc. If you are over 65 years of age, you are qualified to vote absentee. Members of the military and their dependents are eligible to vote absentee. Other qualifications are:

  • Attending a sick or disabled person
  • A certified poll worker or poll worker
  • Confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial
  • Death or funeral in the family (3 days prior to the election)
  • Emergency hospital patient (admitted 4 days prior to election)
  • Jury duty
  • Physically disabled individuals
  • Students (their spouses or dependents also)
  • U.S. citizen permanently residing outside the U.S.
  • U.S. citizen temporarily residing outside the U.S. due to employment (serving with the American Red Cross, United Service Organizations, Peace Corps, etc.)

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1. What do I need to register to vote?
2. Where can I register to vote?
3. If I register to vote, will I also be called for jury duty?
4. Where do I vote?
5. What Congressional District am I in?
6. I have lost my registration card. Can I still vote?
7. What can I do if I cannot make it to the polls on election day?
8. How does one qualify to vote absentee?
9. May I request an absentee ballot for my neighbor?
10. May I take my wife, husband, child, mother, or father their ballot?
11. If I do not vote in the Primary Election, can I vote in the November or any general election?
12. What party am I registered with?
13. Is assistance offered at the polls?