Voting absentee allows you to receive your ballot prior to Election Day so that you don't have to go to the polls in person. Voters can order absentee ballots up to 90 days prior to an election. When the ballots arrive from the printer (about 30 days prior to the election), the City Clerk's Office will mail ballots to all who submitted requests. At that point, voters will also have the option of voting an absentee ballot at City Hall.
Ordering a Ballot
For the March 3, 2020 election, the earliest you may submit a request for an absentee ballot is December 4, 2019. To order an absentee ballot:
Visit the City Clerk's Office during regular business hours (8:30am - 5pm, Monday - Friday)
You may request an absentee ballot "without cause" (i.e. without providing a reason for your request) until close of business on the Thursday prior to the election. After that date, you may only obtain an absentee ballot if you fall subject to certain Special Exception provisions.
Your absentee ballot must be returned to the City Clerk's Office by 8pm on Election Day (coinciding with the close of the polls).