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?
  • Anyone who will be absent from their registered county on Election Day 
  • An individual who is ill or physically unable to reach their assigned polling place 
  • A registered voter who is living outside their Alabama county
  • If the individual is an election official or poll watcher outside their assigned polling place 
  • Works a required shift of at least 10 hours that conflicts with polling hours on Election Day
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

Same unexpired ID as required at the polls:

  • Driver’s license or other ID issued by any state
  • 
AL Voter ID
 
  • Federal government-issued ID including US Passport
  • Employee ID from Federal Government, State of Alabama, County Government, Municipality, Board, Authority, or other entity of this state
  • Valid student or employee ID from a college or university in the State of Alabama (including postgraduate technical or professional schools)
  • 
Military ID
  • Tribal ID

Info: https://www.alabamavotes.gov/AbsenteeVotingInfo.aspx?m=voters

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Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
  • Any registered Alaska voter can vote absentee
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

Only ONE of these three options is required for application:

  • Social Security Number
  • Alaska Driver's License Number
  • Alaska State ID Number 

There is an option on the absentee voting application to check if the individual has none of these identifiers.

Info: http://elections.alaska.gov/Core/absenteevoting.php 

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Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?

Any qualified voter in Arizona can apply to vote absentee

  • Qualified includes: Individual is a U.S. Citizen who is 18 years or older and a resident of Arizona
  •  Disqualifications: A convicted felon who does not have his/her civil rights restored; an individual deemed incompetent by the court.
What types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

None - signature on vote-by-mail ballot must match voter registration signature.

NOTE: Documentary proof of citizenship required to register to vote in AZ.

Info: http://www.azsos.gov/elections/voting-election

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Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?

Must meet ONE of the following:

  • Individual is "unavoidably" absent from the polling site on Election Day 
  • Individual is physically unable or too ill to reach the polling place
  • Individual is a member of U.S. Armed Forces or Merchant Marines (or Spouse/Dependent family member) 
  • U.S. citizen whose permanent residence is in Arkansas but who is temporarily living outside the United States
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

Include a copy of ID with absentee ballot application that: 

  • Shows the name of voter;
  • Shows photo of voter;
  • Is issued by US, State of AR, or accredited postsecondary educational institution in AR; AND
  • If displays expiration date, is not expired or expired no more than 4 years before date of election

The following persons shall not be required to submit ID with his or her absentee ballot documentation:

  1. An active duty member of the uniformed services of the United States or United States Merchant Marine who is absent from the country on election day because of his or her service;
  2. The spouse or dependent of such active duty member who is absent from the country on election day because of the service of the member; or
  3. A resident of a long-term care or residential care facility licensed by the state of Arkansas, who must provide documentation from the administrator of the facility attesting that the person is a resident of the facility.
Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
  • Any registered voter of Colorado
  • Colorado citizens who are either temporarily or permanently overseas
  • All active military personnel who are absent from Colorado, including their spouses and voting-age dependents
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

Identification verification for first-time absentee voters:

  • A valid Colorado driver's license 
  • A valid ID card issued by the Department of Revenue 
  • A valid U.S. passport 
  • A valid employee ID card with photo issued by any entity of the U.S. government, Colorado, or by any political subdivision of Colorado
  • A valid pilot's license issued by the FAA or other authorized agency of the U.S.
  • A valid U.S. military ID card with photo
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the elector
  • A valid Medicare or Medicaid card 
  • A certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate 
  • Certified document of naturalization 
  • A valid student ID card with photo issued by a Colorado institute of higher education 
  • A valid veteran ID card issued by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Health Administration with photograph 
  • A valid ID card issued by a federally recognized tribal government certifying tribal membership
  • Verification that a voter is a person committed to the Department of Human Services and confined and eligible to register and vote
Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
  • Voter is in active service in U.S. Armed Forces 
  • Absence from town during all voting hours 
  • Voter is ill
  • Religious tenets forbid secular activity on the day of the election, primary or referendum
  • Voter has duties as a primary, election or referendum official at a polling place other than their own during all voting hours 
  • Voter has a physical disability
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

First-time Connecticut voters must provide acceptable ID:

  • A copy of a current and valid photo ID 
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows voter’s name and address

More info: http://www.ct.gov/sots/LIB/sots/ElectionServices/HAVA/HavaPDF/IDRequirements.pdf

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 

Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
  • All registered voters are permitted to vote absentee under Florida law.
  • A member of the voter's immediate family or legal guardian may also request an absentee ballot for a voter, if directly instructed to do so by the voter.
What types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

First-time FL voters who did not meet the federal ID requirements when registering to vote must include one of the following:

  • A copy of a current and valid photo ID (Florida driver's license, state ID card, U.S. passport, student ID, employee ID, military ID)
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter
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Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
  • Any registered Georgia voter can vote absentee.
What types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

First-time GA voters who did not meet the federal ID requirements when registering to vote must include one of the following:

  • A copy of a current and valid photo ID (Georgia driver's license, state ID card, US passport, student ID, employee ID, military ID)
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows voter’s name and Georgia address

NOTE: Documentary proof of citizenship required to vote.

Tag: Georgia
Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
  • Any registered Hawaii voter can vote absentee.
  • Voter may also vote by absentee ballot in person at the office of your City or County Clerk
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

All absentee voting applicants must provide their Social Security Number.

First-time HI voters who did not include a copy of their ID with their voter registration form must include it with the absentee ballot application or with the voted absentee ballot.

Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • A current and valid photo ID that shows voter’s name (driver's license, US passport, student ID, military ID, work ID, tribal ID)
  • A current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that shows voter’s name and address.
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Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
  • Any registered Idaho voter can vote absentee.
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

For first-time voting by mail, those who did not include ID with their voter registration form they must provide ONE of the following:

  • Current and valid photo identification
  • A current utility bill or bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Government document that shows voter’s name and Idaho address
Tag: Idaho
Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?

Must meet ONE of the following:

  • Voter has a specific, reasonable expectation you will be absent from the county on Election Day during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open (6a-6p)
  • Voter has a disability
  • Voter is at least 65 years of age
  • Voter will have official election duties outside of your voting precinct
  • Voter is scheduled to work at your regular place of employment during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open
  • Voter will be confined or will be caring for an individual confined due to illness or injury during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open
  • Voter is prevented from voting because of a religious discipline or religious holiday during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open
  • Voter is a participant in the state's address confidentiality program
  • Voter is a member of the military or a public safety officer
  • Voter is a “serious sex offender” as defined in Indiana code 35-42-4-14(a)
  • Voter is unable to access polling location due to lack of transportation
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

ID is required for first-time Indiana voters who did not provide proof of Indiana residency at the time of voter registration:

  • Indiana Driver’s License
  • Other current and valid photo identification that includes an Indiana address
  • Current utility bill with voter’s name and Indiana address
  • Bank statement that shows voter’s name and Indiana address
  • Government check or other government document that shows voter’s name and Indiana address
  • Paycheck that shows voter’s name and address
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Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
  • Any registered Kansas voter can vote absentee.
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

Must present ONE of the following:

  • Current Kansas driver’s license number or nondriver’s identification card number
  • Copy of one of the following that includes a photograph of voter:
    • Driver’s license or nondriver’s ID card issued by Kansas or another state
    • Kansas- or other state-issued concealed handgun license
    • U.S. Passport
    • Government Employee Badge/ID
    • Military ID
    • Student ID from any KS accredited postsecondary educational institution
    • Government-issued public assistance ID card

NOTE: Documentary proof of citizenship required to register to vote.

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Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?

Eligibility based on the following:

  • Voter is advanced in age, disabled or ill
  • Military personnel, their Dependents, or Overseas Citizens
  • Temporarily residing out of state but still eligible to vote in Kentucky
  • A student who temporarily resides outside the county 
  • Incarcerated but not yet convicted of a crime
  • Employed outside of the county all hours the polling place is open
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

No additional identification needed

Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?

Voters can vote absentee in the following circumstances:

  • Voter is a student, professor or instructor in higher education, or the spouse/dependent residing with them
  • Voter is Clergy
  • Voter is temporarily absent
  • Voter moved out of Parish
  • Voter is in involuntary confinement
  • Voter is hospitalized
  • Voter is offshore on Election Day
  • Voter is Incarcerated
  • Voter is part of Address Confidential Program
  • Voter is a juror for a trial
  • Voter is at least 65 years of age
  • Voter is disabled/homebound/in a nursing or veteran's home
What types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

Students who are first-time voters have to send a copy of their student ID or fee bill.

Voters who are disabled/homebound/in a nursing or veteran's home have to provide copy of a photo ID, which includes:

  • Louisiana driver’s license
  • Louisiana special ID card
  • Other photo ID with name and signature

OR

A letter of oath that lists the names and addresses of two persons residing in the voter’s precinct who could make oath, if required, to the fact that the voter is physically disabled.

Voters who are disabled/homebound/in a nursing or Veteran's home also have to provide ONE proof of disability:

  • Copy of a mobility impaired identification card issued by the Office of Motor Vehicles
Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?

First-time voters who registered by mail CANNOT vote absentee unless they request the absentee ballot in person and show ID at that time.

All other voters must meet one of the following:

  • 60 years old or older
  • Unable to vote without assistance at the polls
  • Expecting to be out of town on Election Day
  • Currently in jail awaiting arraignment or trial
  • Unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons
  • Appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence.
What types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

First-time voters who registered by mail CANNOT vote absentee unless they request the absentee ballot in person and show ID at that time.

Otherwise, there is no additional ID requirement for an absentee ballot in Michigan.

Your ballot will not be counted unless your signature is on the return envelope and matches your signature on file.

Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?

Must meet one of the following:

  • Member of the Armed Forces, or spouse or dependent of such member
  • Member of the Merchant Marine or the American Red Cross, or spouse or dependent of such member
  • Disabled war veteran who is a patient in any hospital, or spouse or dependent of such veteran
  • Civilian attached to any branch of the Armed Forces, Merchant Marine, or American Red Cross and serving outside the United States, or spouse or dependent of such civilian
  • Temporarily residing outside the territorial limits of the United States and the District of Columbia
  • Student, teacher, or administrator whose employment or studies necessitate his/her absence from county of voting residence, or spouse or dependent who maintains a common domicile outside the county of voting residence with such student, teacher, or administrator
  • Outside county of residence on Election Day
  • Temporarily or permanently physically disabled
  • Sixty-five (65) years of age or older
  • Parent, spouse, or dependent of a person having a temporary or permanent physical disability who is hospitalized outside his/her county of residence or more than fifty (50) miles away from his/her residence if the parent, spouse, or dependent will be with such person on Election Day
  • Member of the Mississippi Congressional delegation, or spouse or dependent of such member
  • Required to be at work on Election Day during the times at which the polls will be open
What types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

Eligible voters casting an absentee ballot by mail do NOT have to provide a photo ID.

Acceptable ID required if casting ballot in person in office

Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?

Must meet one of the following:

  • Will be absent from your voting jurisdiction on Election Day
  • Are incapacitated or confined due to illness or physical disability, or have primary responsibility of caring for an incapacitated or confined person
  • Are restricted by religious belief or practice
  • Are employed by an election authority
  • Are incarcerated but have retained all your voting qualifications
What types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

Voters requesting an absentee ballot by mail who have registered by mail and have not voted in person are required to submit a copy of their personal identification unless they provided a copy with their registration application.

Examples of acceptable identification are:

  • Identification issued by the state of Missouri, an agency of the state, or a local election authority of the state;
  • Identification issued by the United States government or agency thereof;
  • Identification issued by an institution of higher education, including a university, college, vocational and technical school, located within the state of Missouri;
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that contains the name and address of the voter;
  • Driver’s license or state identification card issued by another state
  • Other identification approved by the Secretary of State under rules promulgated pursuant to subsection 3 of this code section or other identification approved by federal law.
Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
  • Any registered Montana voter can vote absentee.
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

If voter has voted in Montana at least once before, ID is not required.

However, the voter’s signature on the back of the absentee ballot envelope must match the voter’s signature on file.

If voter is a first-time Montana voter and did not provide ID at voter registration, voter must provide one of the following:

  • Any photo ID with the voter’s name
  • Current utility bill with voter’s name and Montana address
  • Bank statement with voter’s name and Montana address
  • Paycheck with voter’s name and Montana address
  • Government check with voter’s name and Montana address
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Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?

Must meet one of the following:

  • Voter will be absent on the day of any state election from the county, city, or town in which voter is registered to vote
  • Voter has a religious commitment on Election Day
  • Voter is physically disabled
  • Voter is in the military
  • Employment obligation does not allow voter to go to the polls
  • Voter is in transit to or from work from the time the polls open until after the time the polls close
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

No ID is required for NH voters who have voted before OR if individual is already a registered voter of NH.

First-time NH voters who did not present ID at the time of voter registration must present ONE of the following:

  • Driver’s license
  • Any Photo ID with the voter’s name
  • Current utility bill with voter’s name and NH address
  • Bank statement with voter’s name and NH address
  • Paycheck with voter’s name and NH address
  • Government check with voter’s name and NH address
Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
  • Any registered North Carolina voter can vote absentee.
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

ID NOT required if voter has voted in North Carolina before.

First-time NC voters who did not meet the ID requirements when registering to vote must include:

  • A copy of a current and valid photo ID that shows the voter’s name

OR

  • A current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Other government document that shows voter’s name and NC address
Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
  • Any registered North Dakota voter can vote absentee.
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

To obtain an absent voter’s or mail ballot (“Absentee Ballot”), an application must include:

  • The identification number from one of the applicant's valid forms of identification:
    • A North Dakota DOT-issued driver’s license
    • A North Dakota DOT-issued nondriver’s identification card
    • An official form of identification issued by a tribal government to a tribal member residing in ND
  • If the identification document being relied upon does not include the voter’s legal name, current residential street address in ND, and date of birth, the individual can supplement any missing or outdated voter information with:
    • Current utility bill
    • Current bank statement
    • Document or check issued by a federal, state or local government
    • Paycheck

OR

  • For a uniformed service member or immediate family member temporarily stationed away from the individual's residence in this state, or a resident of the state temporarily living outside the country: A current military identification card or passport.
  • For an individual living in a long-term care facility: A long-term care certificate prescribed by the secretary of state and issued by a long-term care facility in ND.
  • For an individual living with a disability that prevents the individual from traveling away from the individual's home: The signature on an Absentee Ballot application from another qualified elector who, by signing, certifies the applicant is a qualified elector.
Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
  • Any registered Ohio voter can vote absentee.
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

Driver’s license number or last 4 digits of Social Security number.

If voter CANNOT provide a driver’s license number or SSN, then must provide one of the following:

  • Any current and valid photo ID with voter’s name
  • Military ID with voter’s name
  • Current utility bill with voter’s name and Ohio address
  • Bank statement with voter’s name and Ohio address
  • Paycheck with voter’s name and Ohio address
  • Government check with voter’s name and Ohio address
  • Other government document other than voter registration notification with voter’s name and Ohio address
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Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
  • Any registered Oklahoma voter can vote absentee.
What types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

No ID is required for Oklahoma voters who have voted before, OR if individual is already a registered voter of Oklahoma.

First-time Oklahoma voters who did not present ID at the time of voter registration must present ONE of the following:

  • Copy of driver’s license
  • Copy of any photo ID with the voter’s name
  • Current utility bill with voter’s name and Oklahoma address
  • Bank statement with voter’s name and Oklahoma address
  • Paycheck with voter’s name and Oklahoma address
  • Government check with voter’s name and Oklahoma address
  • Government document with voter’s name and Oklahoma address
Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?

Must meet one of the following:

  • A person who is or may be in the military service of the U.S., regardless of whether at the time of voting the person is present in the election district of residence or in the Commonwealth and regardless of whether he or she is registered to vote.
  • A spouse or dependent residing with or accompanying a person in the military service of the U.S. and who expects on Election Day to be absent from his or her municipality of residence during the entire period in which the polling places are open for voting (7 a.m. to 8 p.m.).
  • A member of the Merchant Marine and his/her spouse and dependents residing with or accompanying the Merchant Marine, who expect to be absent on Election Day from the Commonwealth or the municipality of residence during the entire period in which the polling places are open for voting. 
  • A member of a religious or welfare group attached to and serving with the armed forces and his/her spouse and dependents residing with or accompanying him or her, who expect on Election Day to be absent from the Commonwealth or the municipality of residence during the entire period in which the polling places are open for voting.
  • An individual who, because of the elector's duties, occupation or business (including leaves of absence for teaching, vacations and sabbatical leaves), expects on Election Day to be absent from his/her municipality of residence during the entire period the polls are open for voting and the spouse and dependents of such electors who are residing with or accompanying the elector and for that reason also expect to be absent from his/her municipality during the entire period the polls are open for voting
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

Voters must provide one of the following

  • Driver’s License or PennDOT photo ID number
  • Last 4 digits of Social Security number

OR

Copy of a photo ID issued by the U.S. Federal Government or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including:

  • A Pennsylvania Driver’s License or non-Driver’s License photo ID (IDs are valid for voting purposes 12 months past expiration date)
  • A valid U.S. passport
  • A U.S. military ID - active duty and retired military (a military or veteran’s ID must designate an expiration date or designate that the expiration date is indefinite)
  • A military dependents’ ID that contains an expiration date
  • An employee photo ID issued by Federal, Pennsylvania, County or Municipal government
  • A photo ID card from an accredited Pennsylvania public or private institution of higher learning
  • Photo ID card issued by a Pennsylvania care facility, including long-term care facilities, assisted living residences or personal care homes
  • A non-photo driver’s license or other non-photo ID issued by PennDOT (if the voter has a religious objection to being photographed)
Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
  • Any registered Rhode Island voter can vote absentee.
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

Rhode Island driver’s license number or Rhode Island ID number (from voter registration)

First-time Rhode Island voters who did not present ID at the time of voter registration must present ONE of the following:

  • Driver’s license
  • Any photo ID with the voter’s name
  • Current utility bill with voter’s name and Rhode Island address
  • Bank statement with voter’s name and Rhode Island address
  • Paycheck with voter’s name and Rhode Island address
  • Government check with voter’s name and Rhode Island address
Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
  • Persons who will be on vacation outside their county of residence on Election Day
  • Members of the Uniformed Services, American Red Cross, or Merchant Marine, and their spouses and dependents residing with them
  • Persons who, for reasons of employment, will not be able to vote on Election Day
  • Physically disabled persons
  • Persons sixty-five years of age or older
  • Persons serving as a juror in state or federal court on Election Day
  • Persons admitted to the hospital as emergency patients on day of election or within a four-day period before the election
  • Persons with a death or funeral in the family within three days before the election
  • Persons confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial
  • Persons attending sick or physically disabled persons
  • Certified poll watchers, poll managers, and county election officials working on Election Day
  • Missing Overseas Voters
  • Students attending higher education outside of their county
  • Government employees who are residing outside their county and their spouses/dependents
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

No additional ID required for registered South Carolina voters.

First-time South Carolina voters who did not present ID at the time of voter registration must present ONE of the following:

  • Driver’s license
  • Any photo ID with the voter’s name
  • Current utility bill with voter’s name and South Carolina address
  • Bank statement with voter’s name and South Carolina address
  • Paycheck with voter’s name and South Carolina address
  • Government check with voter’s name and South Carolina address
Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
  • Any registered South Dakota voter can vote absentee.
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

No ID required if absentee voter application can be notarized.

If it CANNOT be notarized, ID is required. Choose from one of the following:

  • A South Dakota driver’s license
  • A South Dakota non-driver identification card
  • A passport or other picture ID issued by the U.S. government
  • A tribal photo ID
  • Current student photo ID issued by a South Dakota high school or postsecondary education institution
Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?

First time Tennessee voters who registered by mail CANNOT vote absentee.

Choose from ONE of the following:

  • The voter will be outside the county of registration during the early voting period and all day on Election Day
  • The voter or the voter’s spouse is enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited college or university outside the county of registration
  • The voter is medically unable; voter’s physician must provide a statement to the County Election Commission
  • The voter resides in a licensed facility providing relatively permanent domiciliary care, other than a penal institution, outside the voter's county of residence
  • The voter will be unable to vote in person due to service as a juror for a federal or state court
  • The voter is sixty years of age or older
  • The voter has a physical disability and an inaccessible polling place
  • The voter is hospitalized, ill, or physically disabled and because of such condition, cannot vote in person
  • The voter is a caretaker of a person who is hospitalized, ill, or disabled
  • The voter is a candidate for office in the election
  • The voter serves as an Election Day official or as a member or employee of the election commission
  • The voter’s observance of a religious holiday prevents him or her from voting in person during the early voting period and on Election Day
  • The voter possesses a valid commercial driver license and certifies that he or she will be working outside the state or county of registration during the early voting period and all day on Election Day
  • The voter is a member of the military or is an overseas citizen
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

Social Security number

Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?

Eligible to vote absentee if one of the following applies:

  • Voter is going to be away from your county on Election Day and during early voting
  • Voter is sick or disabled
  • Voter is 65 years of age or older on Election Day
  • Voter is confined in jail, but eligible to vote
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

ID NOT required if voter has voted in Texas before.

First-time voters who did not provide driver’s license or Social Security number on their voter registration form must provide ONE of the following:

  • Driver’s license
  • State ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Birth certificate
  • U.S. Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization
  • Current utility bill with voter’s name and Texas address
  • Bank statement with voter’s name and Texas address
  • Paycheck with voter’s name and Texas address
  • Government check with voter’s name and Texas address
Tag: Texas
Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
  • Any registered Utah voter can vote absentee.
What types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

ID NOT required if voter has voted in Utah before.

First-time voters who did not provide photo ID or proof of residency at time of voter registration must provide ONE of the following:

  • Utah driver’s license
  • Utah State ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • Military ID

OR

TWO of the following:

  • Current utility bill with voter’s name and Utah address
  • Bank statement with voter’s name and Utah address
  • Paycheck with voter’s name and Utah address
  • Government check with voter’s name and Utah address
Tag: Utah
Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?

From the following circumstances, choose ONE:

  • Voter will be absent from the county or city in which you are entitled to vote, due to an obligation of business, profession, or occupation or while on personal business or vacation
  • Student who is attending a college or university outside of locality of residence in VA
  • Spouse of a student who is attending college or university outside of locality of residence in VA
  • Voter has business outside County/City of residence on election day
  • Voter has personal business or vacation outside outside County/City of residence on election day
  • Voter is working and commuting to/from home for at least 11 hours between 6am and 7pm on election day
  • Voter is a first responder (member of law enforcement, fire fighter, emergency technician, search and rescue)
  • Voter is pregnant
  • Voter is ill or has a disability
  • Voter is in jail, awaiting trial or convicted of a misdemeanor
  • Voter is an electoral board member, registrar, officer of election, or custodian of voting equipment
  • Voter is primary and personally responsible caretaker for a family member who is ill or has a disability and is confined at home
  • Voter has a religious obligation on election day
  • Voter is (or spouse of or dependent living with) an active duty merchant marine or member of armed forces
  • Voter temporarily lives outside of US
  • Voter is temporarily residing outside of US for employment or spouse or dependent living with employee
  • If voter moved less than 30 days before presidential election, voter may request ballot for presidential and vice-presidential electors only
  • Voter is an authorized representative of political party or candidate and is serving inside polling place
What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?
  • Photo ID - submit ONE:

    • VA driver's license or US passport#
    • Student ID issued by VA-located institution of higher ed or any private school#
    • Employee ID issued in ordinary course of business*
    • Issued by VA, VA subdivision, or US
    • Tribal ID*
    • VA Voter Photo ID Card**
    # current or expired no more than 12 months
    * expired no more than 12 months; valid even if no expiration date
    ** no restriction since no expiration date; temporary ID available if election in less than 21 days

Addition information available from the VA Department of Elections Absentee Voting page.

Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
  • Most Washington voters vote by mail.
What types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

Voters who did not provide ID with voter registration must provide one of the following:

  • Driver's license
  • State ID card
  • Student ID card
  • Tribal ID card
  • Current utility bill with voter’s name and Washington address
  • Bank statement with voter’s name and Washington address
  • Paycheck with voter’s name and Washington address
  • Government check with voter’s name and Washington address
Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
  • Any registered Wisconsin voter can vote absentee.
If you are not already registered, you will need to register to vote before an absentee ballot can be sent to you.

You will also need to provide a copy of your acceptable photo ID with your Application For Absentee Ballot (EL-121).  

If you have not previously provided a copy of your acceptable photo ID, your photo ID must accompany your first application by mail. 

Voters who are indefinitely confined, meaning they have a difficult time getting to the polls due to age, illness, infirmity, or disability, may request that a ballot be automatically sent to them for each election.  Indefinitely confined voters do not need to provide a photo ID with their absentee ballot request. 

Military and permanent overseas voters do not need to provide a photo ID with their request.

 

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