Voting Absentee in 2022

The Secretary of State David Scanlan has cleared up the confusion surrounding voting absentee in the 2022 elections. “The voting process in 2022 is the same as it was in 2018,” Scanlan said. “It’s as if the COVID pandemic never happened. Scanlan said that absentee ballots were not available for voters who were worried about catching COVID-19 at the polls, unless they have a medical condition that puts them at high risk from the coronavirus. Reference article.

If you meet the state’s requirements and qualifications and are unable to vote in person because of disability, religious beliefs, military service, or because of temporary absence, you may vote by using an absentee ballot.

You will need to complete an absentee ballot application form which is available below .  Once completed, the application form needs to be returned to your town or city clerk. NOTE:  Do not use a sharpie or marker to mark your ballot. Please use a pen or a number 2 pencil.

Absentee Ballot Application State Election  .pdf Icon

Absentee Ballot Application for Local Election .pdf Icon

You may register to vote by absentee (by mail) if one of the following is true:
1. You will be absent from the town or city on the dates/times when the Supervisors of the Checklist meet to receive voter registration applications. The supervisors are required to meet on a date 6 to 13 days before the September 13, 2022 primary and again before the November 8, 2022 general election; Absence includes an employment obligation that prevents you from attending a session of the
supervisors. The term “employment” includes the care of children and infirm adults, with or
without compensation.
2. You cannot appear in public because of observance of a religious commitment;
3. You are unable to vote in person by reason of a physical disability, including concern about exposure to infection from COVID-19 or exposing others; or
4. You are a victim of domestic violence, have an active protective order, or are participating in
the Attorney General’s address confidentiality program. Click above instruction ink for more information.

Absentee Ballot Application_2022– Click link for application