The Postal Service supports vote by mail because it strengthens the First-Class Mail brand and increases mail volume and revenue.
Voting by mail is easy.
Your request for an absentee ballot must be received by the Supervisor of Elections no later than 5 pm on the 6th day before an election. That’s October 27 for the November 2 general election. You may request an absentee ballot in person, by telephone, by mail, or by computer. All Supervisors of Elections websites provide information for online absentee ballot requests.
When you request an absentee ballot, you must provide your name, address, date of birth, and your signature (if the request is written).
Too busy to make that request? Did you know that a member of your immediate family or legal guardian may request an absentee ballot on your behalf? That individual must provide the name of the voter for whom the ballot is being requested, the voter’s address and date of birth, and the requestor’s name, address, driver’s license number (if available), relationship to the voter, and the requestor’s signature (if the request is written).
After you cast your vote, your absentee ballot must be received by the Supervisor of Elections on or before Election Day. Be sure to affix the proper postage as your county’s absentee ballot may be a letter or a flat.