Elections / Voter Registration

Voter Registration

In order to be on the roster at your polling place on election day, you must be a registered voter no later than 21 days before the election.

Ways to Register:
1.  Check your registration here: Voter Registration Lookup
2.  If you are not registered, you will need to fill out either a paper application and mail or deliver it to the Auditor/Treasurer's Office by October 13, 2020, or register online.  See links below:
Absentee Voting Information

Absentee voting begins 46 days before each election.  For the November 3, 2020 general
election, absentee voting begins at 8:00AM, Friday, September 18th, 2020.  Ballots will be mailed out to those who have applied to receive one for the general election after that date. 

You may vote by mail, or at the Auditor/Treasurer's Office in the Courthouse during normal business hours September 18, 2020 through November 3rd, 2020, as well as Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Note:  Mail Ballot voting is different from absentee - see the section on mail balloting below:

Ways to Vote Absentee:
1.  Fill out an absentee application (not necessary to fill out a second application for the general if you chose both the primary and general when applying for the primary in 2020.  See ways to apply below:
    • Absentee Ballot Application (Paper Copy) 
      • This form can be mailed in, dropped off, or you may bring the completed form in along with you to vote in-person at the Courthouse.
    • Online Absentee Ballot Application
      • As an alternative to mailing in the above application, you may also apply online.
    • Agent Delivery (begins 7 days before the election) - have someone pick up your ballot, with this completed form, as well as a completed Absentee Ballot Application.
2. For your ballot to count, remember this important information:
    1. Read the instructions that come with your ballot carefully.
    2. Your signature envelope might have a box for a witness to complete and sign. Due to COVID19, there is no witness requirement for registered voters for the November 3, 2020 State General Election. Non-registered voters will still need a witness, to indicate their proof of residence.
    3. Mail the ballot and forms back right away after you finish. Your returned ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day (November 3, 2020) and received by your county within the next seven calendar days (November 10). You may also drop off your ballot envelope in person--see details below.
Deadline to return your ballot
Your ballot will not count if it is received after the deadline.
Returning your ballot by mail
It must be postmarked on or before Election Day (November 3, 2020) and received by your county within the next seven calendar days (November 10). Return your ballot by mail or package delivery service (such as FedEx or UPS).
Returning your ballot in person
You can also return your ballot in person no later than 3 p.m. on Election Day to the election office that sent your ballot. You can drop off ballots for up to three other voters. You will need to show  identification with name and signature when returning a ballot for someone else. You may not drop your ballot off at your polling place on election day.

3.  Track the status of your ballot here:  Check the Status of Your Ballot

Mail Ballot precincts

There are 15 precincts in Martin County that are mail ballot precincts in 2020.  Please read the Notice of Mail Ballot Procedures here for more information.  You will not have to apply for a ballot if you are a registered voter. 

Other helpful links:

Campaign Finance Report 2018 Election

Campaign Finance Report 2016 Election