VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT: SPECIAL RECALL ELECTION - TUESDAY, July 12, 2011Any qualified elector unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot
Any qualified elector unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any U. S. citizen who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day and who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 28 days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot. Effective with the Spring Primary in 2012, proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued. Proof of identification is not required for this election. (Contact the Clerk in your municipality to register.)
TO OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT YOU MUST MAKE YOUR REQUEST IN WRITING.
Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both. You may also request an absentee ballot by letter. Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, the date of the election, and your signature.
Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact your municipal clerk.
You can also personally go to the Clerk's office, or other specified location, complete a written application, and vote an absentee ballot during the hours specified for casting an absentee ballot.
MAKE YOUR WRITTEN REQUEST FOR A MAILED ABSENTEE BALLOT EARLY!
The deadline for making application to vote absentee by mail is July 7, 2011.
Military electors should contact the Municipal Clerk regarding the deadlines for requesting or submitting an absentee ballot.
THE FIRST DAY TO VOTE AN ABSENTEE BALLOT IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE IS June 27, 2011. The deadline for voting an absentee ballot in the Clerk’s office is 5:00 pm on July 8, 2011.
All voted ballots must be returned to the Municipal Clerk's Office so the Clerk can deliver them to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.
Any ballots received after the polls close WILL NOT BE COUNTED.