In order to vote by absentee ballot. You must fill out an application first. The application informs the state that you wish to vote by absentee ballot. Which then has to be approved by the office of the Secretary of State. Please click the envelope to be taken to the Secretary of State website. There you can print out the form and mail it in. You must file a separate application for each election for which you are requesting an absentee ballot. There are exceptions for voters over the age of 65, disabled, or military or overseas citizens. You may file your application no more than 180 days (6 months) prior to the Date of the Election.