Any elector in New Brunswick can apply to vote by mail. Usually, electors who choose this method of voting are temporarily studying, working, or travelling outside of the province, or who may be housebound due to incapacity or illness. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, electors who are not comfortable visiting a voting location may also choose to apply to have a ballot mailed to them.
The process requires electors to apply to vote using this form of special ballot, including their information and a signature that is used to validate that the ballot was marked by the intended elector.
Electors who are not registered or cannot be located on the list of electors for an election, must be added to the List of Electors before a ballot may be sent.