What to Do If Your Absentee Ballot Didn’t Arrive

If you requested an absentee ballot but it didn’t arrive by Election Day, you have other options for how to vote.

Alabama

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day using a provisional ballot.

Alaska

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day by letting a poll worker know.

Arizona

If you requested a ballot by mail but didn’t receive it, you can go to a voting location on Election Day to request a replacement ballot.

Arkansas

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day using a provisional ballot.

California

All active registered voters should have received a mail ballot automatically for this election. If you did not receive your ballot, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day using a provisional ballot. You can also go to your county elections office and request a late mail ballot.

Colorado

All active registered voters in Colorado should have received a mail ballot automatically. If you didn’t receive your mail ballot, you can vote in person at any voter service and polling center on Election Day.

Connecticut

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day.

Delaware

If you requested an absentee or vote by mail ballot but didn’t receive it, you should contact your county elections office to request your ballot be cancelled. You can then vote in person at your polling place on Election Day by letting a poll worker know.

District of Columbia

All registered voters in D.C. should have received an absentee ballot automatically for this election. If you didn’t receive your absentee ballot, you can vote in person at any vote center on Election Day.

Florida

If you requested a vote by mail ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day using a provisional ballot.

Georgia

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day by signing an affidavit stating you have not already voted.

Hawaii

All registered voters in Hawaii should have received a mail ballot automatically. If you didn’t receive your mail ballot, you can vote in person at any voter service center on Election Day.

Idaho

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day using a provisional ballot.

Illinois

If you requested a vote by mail ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day by signing an affidavit stating you have not already voted.

Indiana

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day by signing an affidavit stating you have not already voted.

Iowa

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day.

Kansas

If you requested an advance by mail ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day using a provisional ballot.

Kentucky

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day.

Louisiana

If you requested a vote by mail ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day.

Maine

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day.

Maryland

If you requested a mail-in ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day using a provisional ballot.

Massachusetts

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day.

Michigan

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day by signing an affidavit that cancels your ballot.

Minnesota

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day.

Mississippi

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day by signing an affidavit stating you have not already voted.

Missouri

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day. If you are voting using a mail-in ballot (not an absentee ballot), your completed ballot must have been mailed back in time for it to be received by your local election authority by 7pm tomorrow, November 3. Mail-in voting ballots are not able to be returned in person. Not sure which type of ballot you have? Click here.

Montana

Counties conducting mail elections: All registered voters in your county should have automatically received a mail ballot for this election. If you didn’t receive your ballot, you can go to your county election office through tomorrow, November 3 for a replacement ballot.

Counties conducting standard elections: If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day using a provisional ballot.

Nebraska

If you requested a vote early by mail ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day by signing an affidavit stating you have not already voted.

Nevada

All active registered voters in Nevada should have received an absentee ballot automatically for this election. If you didn’t receive your absentee ballot, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day.

New Hampshire

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day.

New Jersey

All active registered voters in New Jersey should have received a mail ballot automatically for this election. If you didn’t receive your mail ballot, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day using a provisional ballot.

New Mexico

If you requested an absentee vote by mail ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day by signing an affidavit cancelling your ballot.

New York

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day.

North Carolina

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day.

North Dakota

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day.

Ohio

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day using a provisional ballot.

Oklahoma

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day by signing an affidavit stating you have not already voted.

Oregon

All registered voters should have automatically received a mail ballot. If you didn’t receive your mail ballot, contact your county elections office as soon as possible.

Pennsylvania

If you requested a mail ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day using a provisional ballot.

Rhode Island

If you requested a vote by mail ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day using a provisional ballot.

South Carolina

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day using a provisional ballot.

South Dakota

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day.

Tennessee

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day using a provisional ballot.

Texas

If you requested a vote early by mail ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day using a provisional ballot.

Utah

All active registered voters in Utah should have received a mail ballot automatically for this election. If you did not receive your ballot, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day.

Vermont

All active registered voters in Vermont should have received an absentee ballot automatically for this election. If you didn’t receive your absentee ballot, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day.

Virginia

If you requested an absentee by mail ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day using a provisional ballot.

Washington

All registered voters in Washington should have received a mail ballot automatically. If you didn’t receive your ballot, you can vote in person at a vote center on Election Day.

West Virginia

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day using a provisional ballot.

Wisconsin

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day.

Wyoming

If you requested an absentee ballot but didn’t receive it, you can vote in person at your polling place on Election Day.