Absentee Ballots | Policy 1270

The Board makes provision for the use of absentee ballots. Such ballots, including application forms, will be sent by the district clerk to qualified voters wishing to vote by absentee ballot, upon request, via first class or certified mail. The application must be completed, and the individual must verify therein that he/she meets all voting requirements, and explain the reason for his/her inability to appear in person to vote before the ballot is given to the voter.

In particular, the individual must explain that he/she will be unable appear to vote in person on the day of the school district election because:

1. he/she will be a patient in a hospital, or unable to appear personally at the polling place on such day because of illness or physical disability;
2. his/her duties, occupation, business, or studies will require him/her to be outside of the county or city of his/her residence on such day;
3. he/she will be on vacation outside the county or city of residence on such day; or
4. he/she will be detained in jail awaiting action by a grand jury; awaiting trial; or is confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony.

If the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, the application must be received by the district clerk at least seven days prior to the election; if the application is be personally delivered, the application must be received by the day before the election. Proxy votes are not allowed.

Adopted 07/02/96