When should I expect to get my ballot?
Ballots are sent out by election officials, upon receipt of the Federal Postcard Application (FPCA), at least 46 days prior to the election; ballots are sent as quickly as possible for those voters whose applications were received fewer than 46 days before the election. Ballots sent by mail are airmailed to addresses outside the continental U.S. A ballot will be sent to the voter by an express mail service if a prepaid envelope is provided to the county auditor’s office.

Note: A voted ballot sent by US. mail or package delivery must arrive back at the county no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day to be counted. A voter may drop off their own voted ballot in person to the county auditor, municipal clerk or school district clerk from whom the ballot was received by 3:00 p.n. on Election Day. A voter may also ask someone else (known as an agent) to return their sealed signature envelope in person to the county auditor or clerk from whom the ballot was received. A ballot brought back by an agent must also be submitted by 3:00 p.m. on Election Day. An absentee ballot MAY NOT be returned to election judges in a polling place.

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1. When can I apply?
2. Can I receive ballots electronically?
3. Can I return my voted ballot electronically?
4. When should I expect to get my ballot?
5. What if I don't receive my ballot?
6. Can I self-certify my ballot?