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Voter Information

Vote Absentee

Absentee voting by mail is a convenient way for citizens who are registered to vote to cast their ballots if they are unable to vote during the early voting period, and cannot vote at their polling place on Election Day. Absentee voting is especially convenient for students who are attending a college or university out of state and are registered to vote in their home state. Remember, you cannot register in more than one state!

If you would like to visit a central hub for vote-by-mail or absentee ballots, visit AllintoVote.org, as Loyola University Chicago is an official partner with the All-In Campus Democracy Challenge, a non-partisan organization that empowers colleges and universities to achieve excellence in student democratic engagement. 

If you want state-specific resources, please continue below:

Chicago:
https://chicagoelections.gov/en/vote-by-mail.html

Cook County:

https://www.cookcountyclerk.com/agency/vote-mail

Illinois: Contact the Cook County Election Authority

https://www.vote.org/absentee-ballot/illinois/

Other States:

StateWebsite for Absentee Voting
Alabama

https://www.sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes/voter/absentee-voting 

Alaska https://elections.alaska.gov/Core/AKVoteEarly.php
Arizona https://azsos.gov/votebymail
Arkansas https://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections/voter-information/absentee-voting
California http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/vote-mail/
Colorado https://www.fvap.gov/colorado
Connecticut https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/Voter-Information/Absentee-Voting
Delaware http://elections.delaware.gov/voter/absenteeballot.shtml
Florida https://dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-voters/voting/vote-by-mail/
Georgia http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/Elections/absentee_voting_in_georgia
Hawaii http://hawaii.gov/elections/voters/voteabsentee.htm
Idaho https://www.vote.org/absentee-ballot/idaho/
Indiana https://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2402.htm
Iowa https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/electioninfo/absenteeinfo.html
Kansas https://www.vote.org/absentee-ballot/kansas/
Kentucky https://elect.ky.gov/Voters/Pages/Absentee-Voting.aspx
Louisiana https://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/Vote/VoteByMail/Pages/default.aspx
Maine https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter-info/absenteeguide.html
Maryland https://elections.maryland.gov/voting/absentee.html
Massachusetts https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleabsentee/absidx.htm
Michigan https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8716_8728-21037--,00.html
Minnesota https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/other-ways-to-vote/vote-early-by-mail/
Mississippi https://www.vote.org/absentee-ballot/mississippi/
Missouri https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/howtovote
Montana https://sosmt.gov/elections/absentee/
Nebraska https://www.vote.org/absentee-ballot/nebraska/
Nevada https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/elections/voters/absentee-voting
New Hampshire https://sos.nh.gov/elections/voters/absentee-ballots/
New Jersey https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/vote-by-mail.shtml
New Mexico https://www.sos.state.nm.us/voting-and-elections/voting-faqs/absentee-voting-by-mail/
New York http://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingAbsentee.html
North Carolina https://www.ncsbe.gov/voting/vote-mail
North Dakota https://www.vote.org/absentee-ballot/north-dakota/
Ohio https://www.ohiosos.gov/elections/voters/absentee-voting-by-mail/
Oklahoma https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Absentee_Voting/
Oregon https://sos.oregon.gov/voting/pages/voteinor.aspx
Pennsylvania https://www.votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Mail-and-Absentee-Ballot.aspx
Rhode Island https://vote.sos.ri.gov/Voter/VotebyMail
South Carolina https://www.scvotes.gov/absentee-voting
South Dakota https://sdsos.gov/elections-voting/voting/absentee-voting.aspx
Tennessee https://sos.tn.gov/products/elections/absentee-voting
Texas https://www.sos.texas.gov/elections/voter/reqabbm.shtml
Utah https://voteinfo.utah.gov/learn-about-voting-by-mail-and-absentee-voting/
Vermont https://sos.vermont.gov/elections/voters/early-absentee-voting/
Virginia https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/absentee-voting/
Washington https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/faq_vote_by_mail.aspx
West Virginia https://sos.wv.gov/elections/Pages/AbsenteeVotingInformation.aspx
Wisconsin https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoteAbsentee
Wyoming https://sos.wyo.gov/elections/state/absenteevoting.aspx