I want to vote by mail. What do I need to know—and where do I start?
If your ballot is postmarked by Election Day, November 3rd, and received by County election officials by November 10th, your vote will be counted.
Keep in mind that election officials are expecting a big surge in absentee ballot requests and our U.S. Postal Service is underfunded and under-resourced. So, we encourage you to get your ballot in the mail by October 22nd. Of course, the sooner, the better, given what we saw in Wisconsin.
If you receive your ballot close to Election Day and you’re concerned that it may not arrive in time, you can still hand-deliver it to the election office that mailed it to you. Just know that it must be dropped off by 3:00 pm on Election Day.
You may not deliver your ballot to your polling place on Election Day.
If you do choose to drop your ballot off in person, we encourage you to contact your county election official or municipal clerk, first. Some cities and towns will offer contactless dropboxes or drive-thru options to help keep you safe.
Can you drop ballots off for other people while you’re at it?
You sure can. Just keep in mind that you can only deliver ballots for three voters (not including yourself)—and you’ll need to show an ID with your name and signature to submit those extra ballots.