Voter ID for Absentee Ballots

absentee ballot mailingID requirements for absentee ballots are set by each state and can be less stringent than ID requirements when voting in person. See below for details on absentee ballot eligibility and what ID, if any, is needed to vote absentee.

 

Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?

You must be a registered voter and unable to go to your regular polling place for the following reasons: 

  • Work: The nature of your work prevents you from going to your polling place
  • School: Your enrollment in higher education prevents you from going to your polling place
  • Public Service: Your service to the U.S. or to the State of Delaware prevents you from going to your polling place (Spouses or dependents of the person in service also qualify)
  • Religion: The tenets or teaching of your religion prevent you from going to your polling place
  • Vacation: You are on vacation on Election Day
  • Illness: You are sick
  • Permanently or temporarily disabled
  • Incarcerated (Not for a felony)
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

Acceptable ID is not required by mail, although depending on the reason for voting absentee, the absentee ballot application may need to be notarized.

Application must be notarized if:

  • The nature of your work prevents you from going to your polling place (this includes students)
  • Incarcerated (Not for a felony)
  • Religion: The tenets or teaching of your religion prevent you from going to your polling place
  • Vacation: You are on vacation on Election Day

Info: http://elections.delaware.gov/services/voter/absentee/index.shtml 

 

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