Updated September 22, 2014
Who may apply for an absentee ballot?
Any registered voter who, on the day of the election, will be temporarily absent from his or her residence. By law, the post office cannot forward ballots, so an absentee ballot request is required for a voter to temporarily receive a ballot at a different address.
For addresses within the U.S., complete the following absentee application (not military or out-of-country), stating when you are leaving and when you will return:
Military and overseas voters:
If you are stationed at a military location outside Lane County, APO/FPO address, or if you are living overseas, complete a Federal Absentee Ballot Request - Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). Providing a direct mailing address to an overseas location on a federal card will qualify the ballot to be mailed 45 days prior to an election. Complete a regular Oregon Voter Registration card upon returning to the state.
When can I apply for an absentee ballot?
Apply for an absentee ballot at any time. If you apply for an absentee ballot by mail, be sure to allow enough time for the ballot to be delivered to you, voted and returned to Lane County Elections by 8pm Election Day.
I will be out of town when ballots are mailed. How do I receive a ballot?
your date of birth;
your Lane County residence address;
your mailing address (if different from residence);
the address to which the ballot should be mailed; and
when you will be leaving and when you expect to return.
You may request an absentee ballot from your county elections office in person, by mail, fax, or e-mail.
Absentee requests must include:
It is helpful to include a telephone number and email address with your request.
Your voted ballot must be received by Lane County Elections or an official drop site by 8pm on Election Day. Postmarks are not considered.
If you have questions about this process, please call the elections office for more information.