Do you have your Election Day planned out? If you cannot get to your polling place on Election Day (Tuesday, November 6) due to an "Illness or physical disability" or you "expect that my duties, occupation or business will require [you] to be absent ...from [your] municipality of [your] residence on the day of the election", you still can vote in this important election.
You can apply for an absentee ballot.
(If your plans change and you are NOT absent from your municipality, you must go the your polling place to vote. Your absentee ballot which is now in the polling place is voided and you sign the poll book and vote on the machine.)
Below are the deadlines, but don’t wait—do it early! You need to fill out the application ASAP because the Board of Elections needs to receive it ASAP so they can mail the ballot that you will vote on to you. After placing your votes on it, you must send it back ASAP to the Board of Elections because it must arrive in the Board of Elections office before 5PM on Friday, November 2nd. Sometimes, though, voted ballots returned just before the deadline do not make it to the polling place and, thus, won’t be counted!
Applications: The last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot is 5:00 PM on the Tuesday before the election (Oct. 30th) - please note that POSTMARKS DO NOT APPLY and that ORIGINAL APPLICATIONS must be received (no facsimiles or emails).
Voted Ballots: All civilian voted ballots must be returned to the County Board of Elections Office by 5:00 PM on the Friday before the election (Nov. 2nd) - please note that POSTMARKS DO NOT APPLY. If hand delivering, only the actual voter may return their ballot.