You don't need to justify your request for an absentee ballot for the upcoming Presidential General Election.
All you have to do is ask.
And according to Cecil Board of Elections Director Debbie Towery and other staffers, requests for absentee ballots are pouring into the office.
"We've gotten a lot of calls and mail requests for absentee ballots. A lot more than normal," said staffer, Lora Walters who has worked at the election board for 18 years. She said that means that canvassing will take longer.