6.1102 Request for absentee ballot.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 6.1102 ]

(a) Any person entitled to vote under 6.1101(c) (1) may request an absentee ballot in writing from the Chief Election Officer. In addition, such person may transmit such request by mail, electronically, or by facsimile, and designate the preferred means of return transmission whether by mail, electronically, or by facsimile. Any such person may request an absentee ballot not earlier than January 1st of the year of the election for which the absentee ballot is requested, and not later than 4:30 p.m. the 15th day prior to the election. The request shall include any information that will facilitate the location of his voting district, the establishment of his right to a ballot, and the address where he wants his ballot forwarded.

(b) Any person entitled to vote under 6.1101 (c) (2) may request an absentee ballot in person or in writing from the Chief Election Officer not earlier than the day that ballots are printed and available and not later than 4:30 p.m. on the day prior to the election. Ballots shall not be mailed, and such qualified electors must vote in person before they travel outside the Territory.

(c) Any person entitled to vote under 6.1101(c)(3) may request an absentee ballot in person or in writing from the Chief Election Officer not earlier than on the 30th day prior to the election and not later than 4:30 p.m. on the day prior to the election.

(d) Certification of absentee ballots shall be closed not later than 1:30 p.m. on election day.

History: 1977, PL 15-42 § 1; 1989, PL 21-14; 1996, PL 24-14; amd 2002, PL 27-31; amd 2010, PL 31-17.