Vote by mail is often referred to as “absentee voting,” and though in some states there are differences, the process is generally the same. When you vote by mail, you receive your ballot in the mail, you fill it out at home (or wherever is convenient!), and then you return it, either by mailing it or by hand-delivering it to an elections office or a designated, secure drop box. Voting by mail keeps lines short at the polls for people that need to vote in person. Request your ballot today and keep reading for a step-by-step guide to ensure you are #MailReady.