Can I vote by absentee ballot on a permanent basis in California

California is one of the few states in the nation that offers permanent absentee status to all voters. You can use the California absentee ballot application to sign up for the permanent by-mail voter list. (There's a checkbox on the right side of the form.) California will then mail you an absentee ballot for every eligible election. This is a great way to make sure you never miss another election.You will retain permanent absentee voter status as long as you vote in all statewide primary and general elections. If you fail to cast a ballot in two consecutive statewide general elections, you will be removed from the permanent absentee voter list and will need to reapply in order to restore status.

If you have any questions, please contact your  Local Election Official

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