- Persons who will be on vacation outside their county of residence on Election Day
- Members of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine, and their spouses and dependents residing with them
- Persons who, for reasons of employment, will not be able to vote on Election Day
- Physically disabled persons
- Persons sixty-five years of age or older
- Persons serving as a juror in state or federal court on Election Day
- Persons admitted to the hospital as emergency patients on day of election or within a four-day period before the election
- Persons with a death or funeral in the family within three days before the election
- Persons confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial
- Persons attending sick or physically disabled persons
- Certified poll watchers, poll managers, and county election officials working on Election Day.
Procedures for voting by absentee ballot:
Qualified voters may vote absentee in person or by mail.
In Person - Visit the Lancaster County Voter Registration office at 101 North Main St, complete an application, and cast your ballot. You may vote absentee in person up until 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election.
By Mail -
- Step 1: Contact the Lancaster County Voter Registration office to request an absentee ballot application. You may make the request in person or by phone, online, mail, email, or fax.
- Step 2: You will be mailed an application - unless you complete the online application (linked above).
- Step 3: Return the completed application to your county voter registration office by 5:00 p.m. on the 4th day prior to the election (the 4th day is Friday for all Tuesday elections). You may return the application in person or by mail, email, or fax.
- Step 4: You will be mailed an absentee ballot.
- Step 5: Vote the ballot following ballot instructions and return it to your county voter registration office by 7:00 p.m. on the day of the election. You may return the ballot in person or by mail.