Q. Who is eligible to Vote by Mail ballot?
A. All registered voters.
Q. How and where do I request a mail ballot?
A. You or a designated immediate family member or legal guardian may request a mail ballot in person or by telephone, email, fax or in writing, or by clicking the Vote by Mail icon on our website. The mail ballot request must include the voter's name, address, and birth date. The designee must provide the required information plus his or her (designee) name, address, driver's license number (if available) and relationship to the voter.
Q. When are mail ballots available?
A. Voters may request a mail ballot for a specific election or for all elections through the end of two election cycles. No later than 45 days before each election, mail ballots are available to each absent uniformed services voter and to each overseas (UOCAVA) voter who requested a mail ballot. Otherwise, mail ballots are available between the 40th and 33rd days prior to each election.
Q. Is there a deadline to request a mail ballot?
A. A request for a mail ballot to be mailed to a voter must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (eastern time) on the tenth (10th) day before the election.
Q. How do I return my mail ballot?
A. Mail ballots must be returned in the envelope provided. The envelope must include the voter's signature. Voted mail ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. (eastern time) on Election Day. VOTE BY MAIL BALLOTS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AT A POLLING PLACE. However, they may be accepted at an Early Voting location during the Early Voting period, or placed in the secure drop box in front of the Elections Office. If you request and receive an mail ballot and later decide to vote at the polls, take your mail ballot with you to be cancelled at your polling place.
Q. How do I correct a missing signature on my mail ballot?
A. If you returned your mail ballot to the Supervisor of Elections, but forgot to sign the ballot, your ballot will not count unless you complete and return the Vote by Mail Ballot Cure Affidavit (DS-DE 139, effective 7/19, En español) no later than 5:00 p.m. on the second day after the election. Please follow the instructions on the form carefully, as failure to do so may cause your ballot not to count.