When is the best time to apply for an absentee ballot?

It is recommended that you register to vote/request an absentee ballot in January of each year, or at least 45 days before Election Day.   However, the absolute deadlines vary from state to state. 

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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