In special situations, you may ask someone to pick up and return an absentee ballot for you. This option is called ‘agent delivery.’ To have someone pick up your ballot, you must:
- Live in a nursing home, assisted living facility, residential treatment center, group home or battered women’s shelter.
- Or, be hospitalized or unable to go the polling place due to incapacitating health reasons or a disability.
Agents must be at least 18 years old, have a pre-existing relationship with you and cannot be a candidate. No individual may be an agent of more than three voters in an election.
Give your agent a completed absentee ballot application and a request for agent delivery of absentee ballot form. The agent should take both forms to the local election office to receive the ballot.
- The agent can pick up the ballot anytime starting seven days before the election through 2 p.m. on Election Day.
- The agent or someone else you designate must return completed ballots by 3 p.m. on Election Day.
- You may also return the absentee ballot by mail or special delivery service; the ballot must be received by election officials on or before Election Day.