I just broke my leg, was admitted to the hospital, had a baby, broke out with measles, etc. and can't get to the polls. How can I vote?


If you become sick or confined on election day, an authorized messenger, either a family member or registered voter of the county, must get a court order to obtain a vote by mail ballot from the county clerk.

The authorized messenger should bring to court a completed vote by mail ballot application. The authorized messenger shall be a family member or a registered voter of the county in which the application is made and shall place his signature on the application in the space so provided in the presence of the County Clerk or his designee.

This can be obtained from the County Clerk. If a ballot is issued for you please remember that the completed ballot must be delivered to the County Board of Elections before 8 p.m. on election day or it will not be counted.

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