A: I don't think I'll be in town on Election Day.
B: You can still vote though.
A: How can I vote if I won't be here?
B: You can file an absentee ballot.
A: How do I do that?
B: You can ask for a mail-in ballot.
A: What is that?
B: It's a form you mail in saying who you want to vote for.
A: Does it count like a regular ballot?
B: It's just as if you were voting in person.
A: I'd better ask for one then.
B: You should do it quickly since it has to be in a week before Election Day.