If you are not registered to vote, or, your name has been purged from the voting roles, you may request an absentee ballot.
Each state has their own rules for applying, and getting a ballot.
This site at vote.org allows you to choose your state for information, filing dates, and application requirements.
What is Absentee Voting?
Absentee voting (aka “mail-in voting” and “by-mail voting”) is conducted by mail-in ballot before the day of Election Day. All states will mail a ballot to voters if certain conditions are met. The voter may return the ballot in person or by mail. Some states will let voters apply for an absentee ballot in person before Election Day and then vote the ballot that same day.
- Excuse: Voters in these states will need to provide a valid excuse for not voting on Election Day in order to vote by absentee ballot.
- No excuse: Any voter in these states can vote by absentee ballot, even if they are able to vote in person on Election Day.
- Mail-in Only: Voters in these states only need to request an absentee ballot if they need their ballot mailed to a different address.
Pick your state from the dropdown list once you get to the page to learn more about the absentee rules in your state.