Updated April 1, 2016
Who may apply for an absentee ballot?
Any registered voter who, on the day of the election, will be away from their home residence. By law, the post office cannot forward ballots. An absentee ballot request is required for a voter to receive a ballot at a different address.
Military and overseas voters:
If you are serving in the Armed Forces, the Merchant Marines or are living outside of the United States, you must fill out a Federal Absentee Ballot Request - Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). By providing your military or overseas address on the federal post card application, your ballot will be mailed to you 45 days prior to the election.
When can I apply for an absentee ballot?
You may apply for an absentee ballot at any time. Be sure to allow enough time for the ballot to be delivered to you, voted, and returned by 8pm Election Day. Postmarks do not count.
How do I apply for an absentee ballot?
Your date of birth;
Your Lane County residence address;
Your mailing address (if different from residence);
The address to which the absentee ballot should be mailed;
When you will be leaving Lane County; and
When you expect to return.
You may request an absentee ballot from Lane County Elections by completing and returning the Absentee Ballot Request Form using the absentee ballot application.
You may also request an absentee ballot by providing the following information to Lane County Elections, in person, by mail, fax, or email:
It is helpful to include a telephone number and email address with your request.
Your voted ballot must be received by 8pm on Election Day. Postmarks do not count.
If you have questions about this process, please call the elections office for more information.