Absentee Ballot Application

Who May Vote Absentee


Any qualified voter may vote absentee if they are:
  • Any employee of the Board of Supervisors of Elections, including an election judge, required to be absent from their voting precinct
  • Dealing with an illness or accident resulting in institutional confinement, e.g. hospitalization
  • For any reason, absent from the city on election day
  • Observing a religious holiday on election day3
  • Physical disabled or confinement, i.e. shut-in

How to Vote Absentee


  1. Request an application for absentee voting. This may be done by phone, mail, or in person, by the voter or someone acting for them. The request must give the voter's name, registered address, date of birth and the address to which the application should be sent.
  2. Complete the application and return to the Elections Office no later than close of business of Tuesday before the election (September 10, 2013 for the primary election and October 29, 2013 for the general election). A ballot will be mailed promptly to qualified voters.
  3. Complete the ballot and return to the Elections Office. Carefully, follow the instructions enclosed with the ballot.
Blind, visually impaired and physically disabled voters who are unable to mark an absentee ballot may be assisted by a person of their choice. Any person rendering 2 assistance shall execute a certification.

Ballots which have been mailed MUST be postmarked before election day and MUST be received by 4:30 p.m. If you need further assistance or would like to have a ballot sent to you please contact the Elections Office.