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 Emergency Absentee

If you cannot make it to the polling place on Election Day due to the one of the reasons below, you should contact your County Clerk to request an emergency absentee ballot. Your immediate family may also request a ballot for you. Voters may apply for an emergency absentee ballot starting the seventh day before an election up to noon Election Day. Two election officials with different political party affiliations will deliver your ballot. 

  • I am in a hospital or other health care facility in my county on Election Day. 
  • I am a poll worker appointed to a precinct other than my own after the Early Voting period.

Some counties also allow emergency absentee voting in the following situations:

  • I am in a nursing home in my county, and I have resided here less than 30 days (In this case, a staff member of the nursing home may also request a ballot for you). 
  • I am in a hospital or other health care facility in a surrounding county or within 30 miles of my county seat.



Application for an Emergency Absentee Ballot (PDF)
(you must complete this application by hand)

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