|Arlington County Republican Committee Charles Hokanson, Chairman|
Absentee voting by mail
If you are eligible to vote absentee (see reasons), you may cast your absentee ballot by mail. This option requires several steps, so it's a good idea to get started early. (For a faster method, consider voting absentee in person.)
Step #1. Obtain an official absentee ballot application:
In the military or overseas?
If you're away from Arlington because of active duty military status, or if you currently reside outside the U.S., you should use the Federal post card application to request your absentee ballot. Read more about military and overseas voting.
Step #2 Use a separate application form for each election. Complete and sign the form(s), then submit to the County:
Application deadlines for 2012
Step #3 The County will mail the official absentee ballot to you at the address specified on your application form. That begins approximately 45 days before the election.
Step #4 Follow the instructions in the absentee ballot package, mark your ballot, and return it to the County in the envelope provided. You MUST return the completed absentee ballot either by U.S. mail or in person -- not by fax or email. The completed ballot MUST be received by the County no later than 7 pm on Election Day - so be sure to mail it in as early as possible!
Ballot deadlines for 2012
To guard against mail delays, you should submit your application as early as possible, and also return your absentee ballot as early as possible -- well before Election Day.
Questions on voting absentee?