If a voter has a condition that makes it challenging for them to complete their absentee ballot independently, can another individual assist them in filling out their ballot on their behalf?

Yes. A voter may seek assistance from anyone they choose, except an employer or union representative. If an absentee voter receives assistance from another person when voting the ballot, the individual who provided the assistance must sign the designated line on the outside of the ballot return envelope.

The certificate on the absentee ballot return envelope must be signed by any person who assists an absentee voter mark his or her ballot including the voter’s spouse, a household member who lives with the voter, an election official or an individual employed as an election assistant. The voter must still provide their own signature on the ballot envelope, in addition to the signature of anyone who assisted the voter in marking their ballot.

 

 

Last updated Oct. 22, 2020