Important Dates for November 2014

Below are important dates and deadlines to keep in mind.

If you are mailing your registration form, change-of-address form or absentee ballot, be sure to have it postmarked by the date mentioned above.

If you are mailing your absentee ballot request, be aware that it must be received by the board of elections of the county in which your voting residence is located by noon on Saturday, November 1. You should submit your request as far in advance of the election as possible to ensure there is sufficient time for the board to mail you a ballot and for you to timely return that ballot.

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Register to Vote

Register to vote by filling out a Voter Registration form.

Mail your completed form to your county’s Board of Elections postmarked no later than 30 consecutive days before the election. (Note: For the May 6, 2014 general election, you must register by April 7, 2014.)

You may also return your completed voter registration form in person to any of the following public offices:

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Request an Absentee Ballot

  • Mail your properly completed absentee ballot application to your county's Board of Elections as soon as 90 days before the date of an election or received by your county's Board of Elections no later than noon 3 days before the election.
  • Once you have received and filled out your absentee ballot, mail it back to your county’s Board of Elections office postmarked no later than the day before the election and received by boards of elections by 10 days after primary election to be counted.
  • Visit the Secretary of State’s website for more information about Absentee Ballot procedures.

Note: As a registered voter, absentee ballots will not be automatically sent to your mailing address. You must request a form by submitting this application to your county's Board of Elections office.

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