Answered By: Cindi Nichols Last Updated: Aug 30, 2015 Views: 8
Absentee voting (aka "mail-in voting" and "by-mail voting") is conducted by mail-in ballot before the day of the election.
Some states require a valid excuse (such as unavoidable absence from your county on election day) before they'll issue an absentee ballot. An increasing number of states offer "no excuse absentee voting"; these states will let any registered voter cast an absentee ballot.
For, Shelby County residents, the Shelby County Election Commission also has information on Absentee Voting.