Time Is Running Short To Get Your Absentee Ballot - Make That Call
10.15.2004 8:48 PM EDT
If you're a first time voter, you may have noticed that there are a lot of rules when it comes to voting. One that may throw you for a loop (especially if you're away at college) is the rule that says you have to cast your ballot in your home precinct. That could be a long drive, right?
But there is an easier than driving back to mom and dad's on a Tuesday morning. You can call your home state board of elections and request to vote absentee. After you request an absentee ballot, the
board of elections will send it to you in the mail. All you have to do is follow the instructions, cast your vote and send it back to them by election day. But you'd better get on it and call the election board because in most states you have to request you absentee ballot a week or two before the election.
Check out the Vote Smart website and choose your state to find the number for your home state board of elections. And remember, tell them you want to vote absentee. Now turn off the computer and make that call!