Those who wish to receive an absentee ballot in the mail for the upcoming November general election can now do so through the state’s online portal, which was activated over the weekend.
Registered voters who wish to request an absentee ballot for the upcoming election due to fears about COVID-19 or other reasons can do so by visiting govoteky.com and click on the “Absentee Ballot Request” button.
From there, the portal will ask for information to verify the voter’s identity to finish the ballot request.
For those who do not want to use the online portal, requests for absentee ballots can be made through the county clerk’s office.
Those who request an absentee ballot in the month of August will likely not receive their ballot until mid-September. The ballot will not be finalized until September, but once the ballot is finalized, ballots will begin being sent out to individuals who requested one.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot is at 11:59 p.m. Oct. 9. The deadline to register to vote is at 4 p.m. Oct. 5.
All ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 3 and received by county clerks by Nov. 6. in order for them to count.
County clerks will have secure drop-off boxes for those concerned about sending in their ballots by mail.