Voter Information and Requirements

Voter Eligibility and Requirements

Non-resident landowner:
• May cast one vote in each county land is owned and be 18 years of age or older;
• File notarized affidavit (SEL-8) certifying land ownership prior to registering to vote;
• Name must be listed on deed at County Recorder’s Office;
• May vote only once as a non-resident landowner regardless of number of parcels owned; and
• Must register to vote either through absentee voting process or at time and place of election using the SEL-7 form.
Non-resident land occupier:
• May cast one vote in each county voter leases, rents or is a tenant and be 18 years of age or older;
• File a notarized affidavit (SEL-8) certifying land occupier status prior to registering to vote – example: verbal farm lease, should have canceled rent check or FSA document;
• May vote only once as a land occupier regardless of the number of leases or properties rented; and
• Must register to vote either through absentee voting process or at time and place of election using the SEL-7 form.

Corporation or Firm:
• May cast one vote as a land owner or land occupier regardless of number of parcels owned or leases held;
• File a notarized affidavit (SEL-9) verifying status of land ownership or land occupier status prior to registering to vote;
• Affidavit must identify a specific individual who will cast the corporations vote and signed by appropriate corporate officer;
• Voter must 18 years of age or older; and
• Must register to vote either through absentee voting process or at time and place of election using the SEL-7 form.
Limited Liability Companies (LLC):
• May cast one vote as landowner or land occupier;
• LLC Officer or LLC designee may vote, but not members;
• File a notarized affidavit (SEL-9) certifying landownership or land occupier status prior to registering to vote;
• Affidavit must identify a specific individual to cast the LLC’s vote and be signed the appropriate LLC Officer; and
• Voter must be 18 years of age or older and must register either through absentee voting process or at time and place of election.
Trusts:
• May cast one vote as landowner or land occupier;
• Trustee or trustee designee may vote but not beneficiary;
• Must file a notarized affidavit (SEL-9) certifying landownership or land occupier status prior to registering to vote;
• Affidavit must identify a specific individual to cast the Trusts Vote and be signed by the Trustee; and
• Voter must be 18 years of age or older and must register to vote either through absentee voting process or at time and place of election.