Answered By: Cindi Nichols
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2015     Views: 17

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.

The Long Distance Voter website includes absentee voting rules for all states, with a Tennessee Absentee Ballot Guide.

For, Shelby County residents, the Shelby County Election Commission  also has information on Absentee Voting.



Other Ways to Contact Us

Access Problem      Email Us        Research Guides  
Text Us    Research Consultations    Call Us     FAQ

   University Libraries - The University of Memphis - Memphis, TN 38152 - 901-678-2205