You do not need to give a reason to vote by mail, which is sometimes called "absentee voting". Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot.
You can even request that your ballot be sent to you electronically. If you do, be sure to return your ballot by mail or in person to the Board of Elections in Gaithersburg. If you do not return it, you may only cast a provisional ballot at the polls or on Election Day. Absentee and provisional ballots cast by eligible voters are all counted before the results of the election are certified.
Requests to receive your ballot by mail or fax must be received at least one week before Election Day. You may request to download your ballot until the Friday before Election Day. If you miss these deadlines, you can still vote an absentee ballot in person at the Board's office in Gaithersburg until Election Day.
If you prefer, you may complete and return one of the forms below. Read the instructions, enter the required information, print the form, sign it, and return it to The Montgomery County Board of Elections. You can return it by mail, fax, or email (scanned as an attachment).