How to Request a Ballot

Request online, in-person or over the phone

  • To request your mail-in ballot online, visit govoteky.com, and click “Absentee Ballot Request.”
  • Call your county clerk and make a request over the phone. Look up your county clerk’s number here.
  • Visit your county clerk’s office to request a ballot in person. You can find the address for your county clerk here.

Important Dates for Ballot Requests

  • You must request a ballot by October 9 at 11:59 p.m. EDT to have your ballot mailed to you by your county clerk.
  • After Oct. 9, you may only request a mail-in ballot if you have a medical emergency. Contact your county clerk if a medical emergency occurs and you require a mail-in ballot after Oct. 9.
  • Your ballot must be postmarked by November 3rd.
  • Your ballot must be received by the county clerk by November 6th at 6 p.m. local time.
  • If you requested a ballot and have not received it by Oct. 28, you can appear at any county polling location to vote in person. Your ballot will be cancelled by the clerk, and you will be permitted to vote in person.