Twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia allow anyone who is registered to vote to use an absentee ballot. Twenty require an excuse. Three vote 100% by mail.
Most states (26 plus DC) have absentee deadlines for vote-by-mail (absentee) applications this week (Oct 28 – Nov 3).
Mon Oct 29, 2018
- Excuse needed: Indiana
Tue Oct 30, 2018
- No excuse needed: California, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, Nevada, North Carolina, Utah
- Excuse needed: Arkansas, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia
Wed Oct 31, 2018
Thu Nov 1, 2018
Fri Nov 2, 2018
Sat Nov 3, 2018
You can vote in the comfort of your home (no lines!). Take as long as you like with all the research/notes that you need.
Should a recount be needed, your ballot is printed on paper and thus not susceptible to actual or theoretical problems with a computer. This makes paper voting more secure.
Featured image: King County Elections