Am I eligible to vote absentee by-mail?
*You can vote absentee by-mail if you fall under one of the following categories:
*You are sixty (60) years of age or older.
*You will be outside the county where you are registered during the early voting period and all day on Election Day.
*You are hospitalized, ill or physically disabled and unable to appear at your polling place to vote. Voters who have an illness, physical disability or other underlying health condition that makes them especially vulnerable to COVID-19, and who, because of that condition, are unable to appear in the polling place on Election Day and instead wish to vote by-mail should check this box. For a list of underlying health conditions that makes a person especially vulnerable see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-increased-risk.html. A physician’s statement is not required to check this box.
*You are the caretaker of a person who is hospitalized, ill, or disabled. Voters who are the caretaker of someone with an illness, physical disability or other underlying health condition that makes a person you care for especially vulnerable to COVID-19, and who wish to vote by-mail should check this box. For a list of underlying health conditions that makes a person especially vulnerable see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-increased-risk.html. A physician’s statement is not required to check this box.
*You or your spouse are a full-time student in an accredited college or university outside the county where you are registered.
*You reside in a nursing home, assisted living facility or home for the aged outside your county of residence.
*You are a candidate for office in the election.
*You are observing a religious holiday that prevents you from voting in person during the early voting period and on Election Day.
*You serve as an Election Day official or as a member or employee of the election commission.
*You will be unable to vote in-person due to jury duty.
*You have a physical disability and an inaccessible polling place.
*You or your spouse possess a valid commercial drivers license (CDL) or Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card and you will be working outside the state or county of registration during the open hours of early voting and Election Day and have no specific out-of-county or out-of-state address to which mail may be sent or received during such time.
*You are a member of the military or are an overseas citizen.
*You are on the permanent absentee list.
Click here for Absentee Application
The Election Commission will obtain a list of residents from the nursing home before each election. We will check that list to see who is a registered voter, and will go to the facility before the election to allow them to vote. Persons may vote at the office during the early voting period if they wish.
Click Here for Physician Statement Form
To be eligible for placement on the register, a voter shall file a statement by the person’s licensed physician with the county Election Commission stating, under the penalty of perjury, that in the physician’s professional medical judgment, the patient (voter) is medically unable to appear at the polling place to vote and is medically unable to go to the commission office for early voting. The statement shall be filed with the election commission office not less than (5) days before the election. You may print a Physician’s Statement form below, or pick one up at the Election Commission office. Once this form is filed, Individuals on the permanent absentee register are automatically mailed an application to vote by mail before each election. Voter may not go to the polls on election day, or vote early as long as on Permanent Absentee.