You may request a Vote by Mail ballot as early as 60 days prior to an election. Except for overseas ballots, Vote by Mail ballots are mailed to applicants beginning on the first legal day to mail, which is 29 days prior to an election. The election officials cannot accept any Vote by Mail applications less than seven days prior to an election.
During the final six days prior to an election, if you become ill, disabled, or find that you will be away from your polling place on election day, you may vote an emergency ballot. You can vote in person at the Registrar of Voters' office or send in a written, signed request for a Vote by Mail ballot authorizing another person to bring you the ballot and return it to the Registrar of Voters' office or any polling place after you have voted.