Alternative Voting Options

Early and In-Person Absentee Voting

Special Needs Voting

  • If you are unable to go to the polls due to age, serious illness or a disability, you may have a personal representative pick up and deliver a ballot to you beginning 15 days before an election at any Absentee Early and In-Person Voting Location.

  • Or, your personal representative may pick up a special needs ballot on Election Day at your polling place.

  • Your personal representative can be anyone except a candidate for office in the election, your employer, an agent of your employer, or an officer or agent of your union.

  • For more detailed information about this option, visit our Special Needs Voting webpage or contact your Regional Elections Office.

By-Mail Voting

  • You may complete and submit an absentee ballot application to receive a ballot by-mail beginning January 1 that an election is scheduled. Apply early to allow for on-time delivery of your ballot.

  • If you are unable to go to your polling place due to age, serious illness or a disability, and would like have an application mailed to you each election year you are eligible to vote, contact the Absentee and Petition Office and request that your name be added to the mailing list.

  • For more detailed information about this option, visit our By-Mail Ballot Delivery webpage or contact the Absentee and Petition Office.

Electronic Transmission Voting

  • Beginning 15 days before each primary, general or statewide special election, you may complete an submit an electronic transmission ballot application to receive a ballot by electronic transmission. The application will be posted 15 days prior to Election Day.

  • You may choose to return your voted ballot by-mail or by fax. When returning your ballot by electronic transmission, you voluntarily waive a portion of your right to a secret ballot.

  • For more detailed information about this option, visit our By-Fax Ballot Delivery webpage, or our Online Ballot Delivery webpage or contact the Absentee and Petition Office.