ABSENTEE VOTING

Request an Absentee Ballot

Registered voters may request an absentee ballot to be sent to them by mail. You must complete an absentee ballot request form and return the original, signed form to the Warren County Auditor's office. The request form does not need to be witnessed or notarized. Someone who will be 18 years old by the date of an upcoming election may request an absentee ballot if he or she is pre-registered to vote.

The form must be received in the Warren County Auditor's office by 5 p.m. on the Friday, eleven days before the election. If the request is for the general election, the deadline to request a ballot by mail is the Saturday, ten days before the election. If the request is received so late that it is unlikely the absentee ballot can be returned by mail in time to be considered for counting, the county auditor will enclose a statement to that effect with the absentee ballot.

After receiving a request form, the Warren County Auditor will mail the voter a ballot no earlier than 29 days before the election..With the ballot, the county auditor will include instructions on how to mark the ballot as well as how to return the ballot.

 

Track Your Absentee Ballot

You can track your absentee ballot online or by contacting the Warren County Auditor's office. Please remember that absentee ballots cannot be mailed more than 29 days before an election.

 

Returning Your Absentee Ballot

You can return your voted absentee ballot by mail. Absentee ballots received in the county auditor's office by the time the polls close on election day are eligible for counting. Absentee ballots received after the polls close on election day must be postmarked by the Monday before election day or earlier and received in the Warren County Auditor's office no later than noon on the Monday following the election. For school and some city and special elections, the return deadline may be earlier. Read the instructions sent with the ballot.

Voted absentee ballots cannot be delivered to the polling place on election day. If you have not returned your absentee ballot on election day, you have the following options:

  1. Deliver your voted absentee ballot to the county auditor's office before the polls close on election day,
  2. Surrender your voted absentee ballot at the polls and vote a regular ballot, or
  3. Vote a provisional ballot at the polls if you cannot surrender your voted absentee ballot.

 

Vote Absentee in Person

You may cast an absentee ballot in person at the Warren County Auditor's office before any election.

For voters who need assistance in marking their ballots, an accessible ballot marking device is available at the county auditor's office.

For primary and general elections, absentee ballots will be available no earlier than 29 days at the county auditors' offices. For all other elections, ballots will be available as soon as they are ready, but not sooner than 29 days before an election.

In-person absentee voting is not available on election day at the auditor's office unless the polls open at noon. If the polls open at noon, you may cast an absentee ballot at the county auditor's office from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on election day.

 

Information for Military Voters and Overseas Civilian Voters