Thursday, August 31, 2006
If you're from Indiana and you're going to be out of town during the November 7th elections, do yourself a favor and vote absentee. You can download a pdf file of the "Application for Absentee Ballot" from the
Secretary of State's Office.
Are you eligible to vote absentee? Here are the criteria (you don't have to identify with all of them; just one!)
1. You have a specific, reasonable expectation that you will be absent from the county on Election Day during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open (6 am until 6 pm).
2. You have a disability.
3. You are at least 65 years of age.
4. You will have official election duties outside of your voting precinct.
5. You are scheduled to work at your regular place of employment during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
6. You will be confined due to illness or injury or you will be caring for an individual confined due to illness or injury during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
7. You are prevented from voting because of a religious discipline or religious holiday during the entire 12 hours that the polls are open.
8. You are a participant in the state's address confidentiality program.
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