Absentee ballot applications and absentee ballots are now available for the Sept. 9 state primary election.

A person is eligible to vote by absentee ballot if they are a registered voter and will be unable to vote at the polls on Election Day for any one of the following three reasons: Absence from the city during normal polling hours; physical disability preventing a person from going to the polls; or religious beliefs.

The deadline to accept absentee ballot applications is noon Monday, Sept. 8.

Absentee ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Voters may vote by absentee ballot either by mail or in person at the Registrar of Voters’ Office between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Information: Registrar of Voters’ Office at (413) 499-9460.