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Absentee Voting

Frequently Asked Questions

2. Which conditions are allowed as excuses for voting absentee?

a. Two things to note here.


1. The Secretary of State website lists 8 specific conditions determined by the CDC.

2. That said, the State Supreme Court ruled any condition determined by the voter to increase their personal risk or impact of COVID-19 is a valid excuse to vote absentee. Again, ruling extends to caregivers of persons with these conditions and may also use this excuse to request an absentee ballot.

Image of check boxes from actual ballot. First check box reads, "I am hospitalized, ill or physically disabled and unable to appear at my polling place to vote (this includes persons who have underlying medical or health conditions which in their determination render them susceptible to contracting COVID-19 or at greater risk should they contract it)."  Second check box reads, "I am a caretaker of a hospitalized, ill or physically disabled person (this includes caretakers for persons who have underlying medical or health conditions which in their determination render them more susceptible to contracting COVID-19 or at greater risk should they contract it).

Voters citing COVID-19 should choose from one of the above options on the absentee ballot request form based on whether they are personally at risk, or caring for someone at risk.


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