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Absentee Ballots

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Apply for an Absentee Ballot

Any qualified city voter who wishes to vote early or vote by mail may do so. It is no longer necessary for the voter to provide an "excuse" for not being able to go to the polls on election day. Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the city clerk no later than noon of the day before the election.

You may apply for an absentee ballot in one of two ways:

  • Download and fill out the application form, request the form by mail or phone (301-474-8000), or pick up the form at the City Clerk's Office (25 Crescent Road)
    • The form must be mailed or returned to the City Clerk at:
      25 Crescent Road
      Greenbelt, MD 20770
  • Write a letter of application to the City Clerk, Municipal Building, 25 Crescent Road, giving you name and signature as they appear on the voter registration list, your Greenbelt domicile address, and a telephone number where you can be reached

If more than one absentee ballot is needed, separate signed applications must be submitted by each voter.

Uniformed & Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act

Military service members, their families, and other U.S. citizens abroad who are covered under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act may also use the Federal Post Card Application to request an absentee ballot for city election.


Applications to receive absentee ballots must be received by noon on Monday, November 4, 2019. The completed ballot must be received by the City Clerk no later than 6 p.m. the day of the regular election, November 5, 2019. No absentee ballots will be distributed prior to October 16.

Return your executed absentee ballot by 1) sending it through the U.S. mail in time to arrive by November 4, 2) hand-delivering it to the City Clerk’s office, or 3) placing it in the locked drop-box at the east door of the Municipal Building at 25 Crescent Road.

Questions? Call the City Clerk at 301-474-8000, or send email to

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