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Absentee vote by mail

Last update date May 1, 2019

Person having severe disability in body and person of need of nursing care 5 in Nursing Care Insurance Law have system of "absentee vote by mail".

Eligible people of absentee vote by mail were extended, and "substitute mention system" was founded in addition by some revisions of the Public Officers Election Act (we apply from March 1, 2004). We correspond to requirements, and "mail, please refer for person whom grant of vote certificate" is applied to for to board of elections of ward to live early.

★Period when absentee vote is possible

From the next day of public announcement day (or notification day) to the day before of election date

★Postal person (person having certificate of the physically disabled and war disabled notebook) who can vote
Certificate of the physically disabledObstacle nameDegree of obstacle

Both lower limbs, human trunk,
Moving function

From the first grade to the second grade

Heart, kidney, respiratory organs,
Bladder, rectum, the small intestine

The first grade or the third grade

Immunity, liver

From the first grade to the third grade

War disabled notebookObstacle nameDegree of obstacle

Both lower limbs,
Human trunk

It is Paragraph 2 symptom from special clause symptom

Heart, kidney, respiratory organs,
Bladder, rectum, the small intestine, liver

It is Paragraph 3 symptom from special clause symptom

※When it is admitted that walk is impossible definitely by person with a physical disability medical certificates, "only lower limbs dysfunction and listed person may correspond to human trunk dysfunction (the second grade) in piece" to certificate of the physically disabled.
★Postal person (person having identification of person insured of The Long-term Care Insurance) who can vote
State division requiring nursing care is of "need of nursing care 5"

Identification of person insured of The Long-term Care Insurance
Type of health insurance cardState division where requires nursing care
The Long-term Care InsuranceNeed of nursing care 5

※It is necessary for absentee vote by mail to catch grant of vote certificate in mail beforehand.

Mail files for grant application of vote certificate

1) As for the elector, elector signed for board of elections of ward to live; "mail attaches either of certificate of the physically disabled, war disabled notebook or identification of person insured of The Long-term Care Insurance to vote certificate grant application", and apply.
In addition, please attach the original to certificates of the physically disabled.

2) "Vote certificate is mailed to mail" by board of elections.

※Of "vote certificate as for the mail" of person requiring nursing care, for validity, is from day of grant to the last day for validity of authorization of need of nursing care 5 listed in identification of person insured of The Long-term Care Insurance.

※Of "vote certificate as for the mail" except person requiring nursing care, on expiration date, is seven years from day of grant.

※When time limit expires, application of re-grant is necessary.

※Of "vote certificate as for the mail" accept application regardless of election anytime. "Mail prints out vote certificate grant application" on application from lower link, and please use.

→「Mail vote certificate grant application (PDF: 107KB)

Illustration mail files for grant application of vote certificate

Vote procedure by mail

1) When election is held, "bills such as ballots" have been sent to elector receiving grant of "vote certificate as for the mail" by board of elections.

2) Fill in required items on "bills such as ballots" (there is signature space of the elector), and please send back that "mail encloses vote certificate" and arrives at board of elections within four days before date of election.

3) Envelope for ballot, vote has been sent to place that there is now including home by board of elections.

4) After the next day of public announcement day (notification day), list in ballot.

5) Put ballot in the inner envelope, and seal.

6) Put inner envelope in the outside envelope, and seal.

7) Sign outside envelope.

8) Send back double envelope with ballot by mail. (return of vote certificate is unnecessary for mail)

※3) 8) becomes procedure by mail in this by all means.

Vote procedure by illustration mail

●Substitution mention system in absentee vote by mail

Absentee vote who further corresponds to the next important matter in eligible people by mail can let substitution mention person one (person having the right to vote) that we reported to board of elections of ward beforehand do mention about vote.

※We confirm after the application, and, depending on obstacle name, there is case which is not available in some cases. For more details, please ask ward board of elections.

★About vote by mention person substitute in eligible people of absentee vote by mail when can list

Type of notebook

Degree of obstacle

Person who receives grant of certificate of the physically disabled

Degree of the arms or optic obstacle is the first grade

Person who receives grant of war disabled notebookFrom clause symptom special degree of the arms or optic obstacle to Paragraph 2 symptom

It is necessary to perform 1 next procedure beforehand to perform vote by method of substitute mention. In addition, vote procedure by method for substitute mention is 2 streets.

Proof procedure for being eligible people of 1 substitute mention and report procedure of person who should become substitute mention person

When "mail has already received grant of vote certificate"
"Mail catches mention of being able to vote by method of substitute mention on vote certificate" and reports person that it should be "substitution mention person" listing about vote in place of elector again.
1) "Vote certificate attaches Physically Disabled Person's Handbook or war disabled notebook to mail", and, for board of elections of ward where elector lives, apply to "application (do not need signature) of corresponding to substitution mention system" and "written consent of it being registration form of substitute mention person and person that it should be and substitution mention person and written oath of having the right to vote".
In addition, please attach the original to certificates of the physically disabled.
2) "Vote certificate (certificate which full name of substitute mention person and person that it should be was listed in that was person who could vote by method of substitute mention and) is mailed to mail" by board of elections.
※We distribute application of corresponding to substitute mention system and report of substitute mention person and, about 1), can perform.
※You print out application from lower link, and, on application of corresponding to substitution mention system and report of substitute mention person, please use.
→「Application (PDF: 181KB) of corresponding to substitution mention system
→「Written consent of it being registration form of person who should become substitute mention person and substitution mention person and written oath (PDF: 180KB) of having the right to vote

Proof procedure for being illustration substitution mention eligible people

When "mail has not received grant of vote certificate" yet (simultaneous application)

Of "vote certificate as for the mail" perform grant application, and report person that it should be "substitute mention person" listing about vote on behalf of elector again.

1) "Mail attaches Physically Disabled Person's Handbook, war disabled notebook or identification of insured person of The Long-term Care Insurance of "need of nursing care 5" to vote certificate grant application" (for substitution mention system) and "written consent of it being registration form of substitute mention person and person that it should be and substitution mention person and written oath of having the right to vote", and apply to board of elections of ward where elector lives. (we match need of nursing care 5 in The Long-term Care Insurance with identification of person insured of The Long-term Care Insurance, and certificate of the physically disabled or war disabled notebook is necessary.)
In addition, please attach the original to certificates of the physically disabled.

2) "Vote certificate (certificate which full name of substitute mention person and person that it should be was listed in that was person who could vote by method of substitute mention and) is mailed to mail" by board of elections.
※Of "vote certificate as for the mail" of person requiring nursing care, for validity, is from day of grant to the last day for validity of authorization of need of nursing care 5 listed in identification of person insured of The Long-term Care Insurance.

※Of "vote certificate as for the mail" except person requiring nursing care, on expiration date, is seven years from day of grant.

※When time limit expires, application of re-grant is necessary.

※We distribute grant application of vote certificate and report of substitute mention person and, about 1), can perform mail.

※Mail prints out application on grant application of vote certificate, report of substitute mention person from lower link, and please use.

→「Mail vote certificate grant application (for substitution mention system) (PDF: 115KB)
→「Written consent of it being registration form of person who should become substitute mention person and substitution mention person and written oath (PDF: 180KB) of having the right to vote

Procedure for report of person who should become illustration substitution mention person

Vote procedure by method for 2 substitute mentions

1) When election is held, "bills (for substitution mention system) such as ballots" have been sent to elector receiving grant of "vote certificate as for the mail" by board of elections.

2) By instructions of elector, substitute mention person fills out "bills such as ballots" in required items, and "mail encloses vote certificate", and request ballots from board of elections. (as for the request for ballots, four days ago is set with time limit on election day.)

3) Ballot has been sent to place that there is now including home by board of elections.

4) Substitute mention person lists candidate names in ballot by instructions of elector after the next day of public announcement day (notification day).

5) Put ballot in the inner envelope, and seal.

6) Put inner envelope in the outside envelope, and seal.

7) Substitute mention person signs outside envelope.

8) Send back double envelope with ballot by mail. (return of vote certificate is unnecessary for mail)

※3) 8) becomes procedure by mail in this by all means.

Vote procedure by method for illustration substitute mention

Penal regulations
In case such as substitute mention person not having listed the candidate name that elector orders, we are sentenced to fines imprisonment two years or less or 300,000 yen or less.

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