Absentee Qualification

Any qualified elector who falls into one of the following categories is eligible to receive absentee ballots:

  • Students, their spouses and dependents residing with them.
  • Members of the Armed Forces and Merchant Marines, their spouses and dependents residing with them.
  • Persons serving with the American Red Cross or with the United Service Organizations who are attached to and serving with the Armed Forces of the United States, their spouses and dependents residing with them.
  • Employment. (Working 7 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.)
  • Physically disabled persons.
  • Government employees, their spouses and dependents residing with them, who are out of their county of residence on election day.
  • Electors with a death or funeral in the family within a three day period prior to the election.
  • Persons on vacation.
  • Poll managers, certified poll watchers, county voter registration board members and staff, and county election commission members and staff working on election day.
  • Overseas citizens.
  • Persons attending sick or physically disabled persons.
  • Persons admitted to hospitals as emergency patients on the day of election or within a four day period before the election.
  • Persons who will be serving as jurors in a state or federal court on election day.
  • Persons 65 years of age or older.
  • Persons confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial.