Excuse-required absentee voting by mail is available in all elections, to those who qualify. While early Vote by Mail ballots are more common, there are special circumstances where you may need to use the Absentee Ballot applicationto apply for an absentee ballot instead.
To qualify for an absentee ballot, you must:
Be away from your city/town on Election Day; or
Have a disability that keeps you from voting at your polling place; or
Have a religious belief that prevents you from voting at your polling place on Election Day
The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 5 pm on the fifth business day before the election. Please file your request early to allow time for your ballot to be mailed to you and for you to return your voted ballot so it reaches Town Hall by the close of polls to be counted.
UNIFORMED AND OVERSEAS CITIZENS ABSENTEE VOTING ACT (UOCAVA)
If you are a member of the U.S. Military on active duty, their family member, or a U.S. Citizen residing outside the U.S. you are eligible to vote in every election (local, primary, and state). You may file a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to receive absentee ballots. For more information visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for UOCAVA voters. This is only available to citizens living outside the U.S.; it is not available to citizens traveling outside the U.S.