If you’re planning to vote by mail or absentee ballot this election, there’s a change you should be aware of. Due to a recent court settlement, you now have to have your absentee ballots postmarked by Election Day. Under old rules, voters had to have ballots received by the elections office by the day of the election. Now, it has to be postmarked and received by the office within two days after Election Day. So when you mail out absentee ballots, there is a sticker that say very clearly, postmarked by Election Day, and returned within two days after the election.