If I am on the list or receive an absentee ballot do I have to vote absentee?

Receiving an absentee ballot application does not obligate the voter to cast an absentee ballot for that election. If a voter receives an absentee ballot application but doesn’t want to vote in that particular election or wants to vote in person on Election Day, they can simply throw the form away (or shred it).  If the voter does not return the request form there is no consequence to the voter’s registration status, their ability to vote in person on election day, their ability to request an absentee ballot for future elections, or their place on the permanent list.

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1. When may I register to vote?
2. Do I have to register for each election?
3. Where can I register to vote?
4. May I register to vote by mail?
5. Can I vote by absentee ballot?
6. May I pick up an absentee ballot for my spouse?
7. I have power of attorney for my spouse, can I pick up an absentee ballot for him/her?
8. How do I get to vote absentee in every election?
9. Can you automatically mail me a ballot for each election?
10. How can I be added to the Permanent Absentee Application List?
11. I’m on the permanent list, why didn’t I receive a ballot?
12. If I am on the list or receive an absentee ballot do I have to vote absentee?
13. What more can you tell me about the voting machines?