Absentee ballots are generally available for 30 days prior to Election Day.
Absentee ballots may be requested in person at the Clerk’s Office, by phone at 384-3300, x101, or online at
Effective September 28, 2011 a new law was enacted that states absentee ballots may not be issued after the 3rd business day before Election Day unless the voter meets 1 of the following criteria:
1. Unexpected absence from the municipality for the entire time the polls will be open;
2. Physical disability;
3. Unable to leave home or a treatment facility due to an incapacity or illness; or
4. Inability to travel to the polls if the voter is a resident of a coastal island ward or precinct.
If a voter meets 1 of the 4 criteria above, a written application signed by the voter is required for an absentee ballot to be issued on the Friday or Monday before Election Day.