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PMB #2004
1718 M St. NW
Washington DC 20036
202-463-2004 tel
202-336-7976 fax
What is absentee voting?
What is early voting?
When is the service available?
How often can employees be Emailed about using the service?

 What is absentee voting?

 A voter receives a ballot in the mail and either delivers the completed ballot by mail or by hand to be counted. Absentee voting usually involves first applying to vote absentee then receiving and returning a ballot to the local election authority. Over 40% of states allow "no excuses" absentee voting -- meaning all voters who request a ballot will receive one without having to provide a reason for being absent from the polls on election day. Most other states require an excuse such as when a voter expects to be away from the precinct or county on election day.and accept.


 What is early voting?

 Early voting is when the voter goes to a location prior to election day to cast their ballot. Many states allow early voting as much as two weeks or more prior to election day. Often, voters can cast their absentee ballot through early voting as another option. Often, voters can cast their absentee ballot thourgh early voting as an alternative to mailing it.

 When is the service available?

 Voter registration information will be available January 1, 2004

Absentee voting and early voting information will be available June 1, 2004.

 How often can employees be Emailed about using the service?

 There is no limit to how many times employees can be Emailed reminders with the hyperlink. We will provide a schedule of when individual states will begin accepting absentee ballot applications as a guide for planning.







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