You Didn't Receive Your Absentee Ballot, Now What?

Update: Unfortunately, according to the Denver Election Commission, the update below applies only to overseas and military voters. Too bad.

Bump and Update: 23 states allow you to vote by fax if you haven't gotten your absentee ballot:

Special Alert: 23 states allow you to vote by fax! AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, HI, IN, KS, LA, ME, MS, MT, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OK, RI, SC, TX, UT, WA.

Download your federal ballot (pdf) and fax it to your county court clerk, then put it in the mail. County clerk addresses (all states) listed here. [hat tip 5280 reader Molly]

Original Post
Many college and graduate students are registered to vote in their home state rather than school state. At 5280 the other day, I wrote about irate parents in Colorado whose kids didn't get a ballot despite a proper and timely request. Among them: the TL kid and two of his friends. The TL kid has called the Denver election commission, been told his ballot is in the mail, but as of now, no ballot.

If you know someone in the same boat, there may be a solution. Reader Brian just e-mailed:

My father-in-law (part time FL resident) did not receive his absentee ballot either. He spoke to the election commission in Fort Collins and they faxed him a ballot that he filled out, signed, and faxed back. I am not sure if this is a policy for all districts or not, but it may be worth a try for your son.

Thanks, Brian. I'll pass it on.

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