Who is eligible to vote early? What are the dates for voting early in person?
Where do I go to vote?
Any registered voter may vote early by personal appearance (in person). Early voting by personal appearance for the November 8, 2016 Election begins on October 24, 2016 and ends on November 4, 2016. You may vote at any early voting location in your county of registration.
Can anybody vote early by mail (also referred to as “absentee voting”)?
You will be able to find early voting locations by using our search site Am I Registered?, which will be populated with voting sites a few days before early voting begins. Or, you may want to contact the Early Voting Clerk for State and County Elections in your county. Also, many newspapers publish early voting and election day polling locations, so you might be able to find the information there.
I fall under one of the 4 reasons above. What do I do now? Are there deadlines connected with this procedure?
Only specific reasons entitle a registered voter to vote early by mail (no longer called absentee voting). You may request a ballot by mail if you:
- will be away from your county on Election Day and during the hours that early voting is conducted;
- are sick or disabled;
- are 65 years of age or older on Election Day; or
- are confined in jail.
First, request an Application for Ballot by Mail (ABBM) from the Early Voting Clerk in the political subdivision conducting your election, or from our office. You may also print an ABBM directly from our website (PDF), (Spanish version (PDF). Once received, read the instructions carefully, complete the ABBM form and return it to the Early Voting Clerk. For the November 8, 2016 Election date, the last day to apply for an ABBM to the early voting clerk is October 28, 2016; in order for you to receive a ballot by mail; the last day (or deadline) to submit an ABBM (not a postmark date) must be received in the office of the early voting clerk by November 8, Election Day.
Can anyone vote early, or only those people who are going to be out of town on Election Day? What are the dates for voting early in person?
Key registration and voting dates