§15-4  Request for absentee ballot.  Any person registered to vote who is unable to receive a ballot at the person's voter registration address of record may request an absentee ballot in writing from the clerk at any time but no later than 4:30 p.m. on the seventh day before the election.  Any mailed requests for an absentee ballot shall be mailed by the person directly to the clerk.  The clerk may waive any or all of the foregoing requirements in special cases as provided in the rules adopted by the chief election officer.

     The request shall include information such as the last four digits of the person's social security number or the person's driver's license number, date of birth, and the address under which the person is registered to vote.  The request shall also include the temporary address to which the person wishes the requested ballot to be forwarded.  The request, when made for any primary or special primary election, may include an additional request for an absentee ballot to be voted at any election immediately following the primary or special primary; provided that the person so indicates in the person's request.  Upon the completion of the election or elections covered by the voter's temporary request under this section, the clerk shall resume mailing the voter's ballot package to the mailing address noted within the voter's registration record. [L 1975, c 36, pt of §3; am L 1980, c 248, §1(b); am L 1981, c 29, §1(2); gen ch 1985; am L 1986, c 305, §5; am L 2004, c 100, §2; am L Sp 2008, c 4, §1; am L 2011, c 142, §3; am L 2012, c 100, §2 and c 104, §2; am L 2015, c 174, §1; am L 2016, c 168, §§2, 3; am L 2019, c 136, §28]