Absentee voters may return the marked absentee ballots
- by mail
- by email (scanned): firstname.lastname@example.org (For UOCAVA ONLY)
- by package delivery service
- through an agent
Mail or Package Delivery Service
A ballot may be returned by U.S. mail or package delivery service to the address
on the return envelope, if it arrives by the last mail delivery on Election Day.
A voter may drop off their own voted absentee ballot in person to the county auditor
or municipal clerk from whom the ballot was received by 5:00 p.m. the evening preceding the election.
An absentee voter may designate an agent to return their sealed signature
envelope in person to the county auditor or municipal clerk from whom the ballot was received. A ballot brought back by an
agent must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. on Election Day. An absentee ballot may not be returned by an agent to election judges
in a polling place. An agent must be at least 18 years old and may only return ballots for up to 3 voters per election.
A record of ballots returned by agents must be maintained by the auditor or clerk. The record must indicate both the
agent's and the absentee voter's name and address. The agent must sign the record and show the auditor or clerk
identification containing the agent's name and signature. Absentee ballots received after 3:00 p.m. must be marked as late
and not delivered to AB Board. Note: Any voter may designate an agent to return their voted ballot
(e.g. a spouse returning a ballot for their spouse).