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Absentee Voting Qualifications


To vote absentee, you must be a registered voter and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Students, their spouses and dependents residing with them

  • Members of the Armed Forces, Merchant Marines, Red Cross, USO, government employees, their spouses and dependents residing with them

  • Overseas citizens

  • For reasons of employment will not be able to vote on election day

  • Physically disabled persons

  • Persons on vacation

  • Persons age 65 or older

  • Persons admitted to the hospital as emergency patients on day of election or at least four days prior to the election

  • Electors with a death or funeral in the family within 3 days before the election

  • Persons confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial

  • Persons attending sick or physically disabled persons

  • Persons serving as jurors in a state or federal court on election day

  • Certified poll watchers and poll managers

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