What Do I Need to Get An Absentee Ballot?

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Even before the novel coronavirus pandemic, there were plenty of valid reasons for requesting an absentee ballot. For some folks, standing in line at a polling station isn’t accessible or feasible and, for others, being out of the country on Election Day, be it for vacation or military service, makes an absentee ballot a convenient solution.

Don’t want to be in a large crowd right now? You’re not alone. This year, most states are loosening requirements for voters to qualify for absentee ballots due to the ongoing safety concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Although rules vary by state,we’ve rounded up everything you need to know when it comes to requesting an absentee ballot for both the general and presidential elections.