Are you a registered Republican, edgar? Have you voted by absentee ballot in the past?
Mine was mailed to me by my member of Congress, who always sends out the applications every year several weeks before election day. I always assumed they were sent to everyone in the CD--and maybe they are. But now I'm wondering if I get them because I'm a registered Democrat and so is my member of Congress.
The state assemblyman who wrote to me, and was aware I had applied for the absentee ballot, is a Republican.
Sending out the applications, regardless of who sends them out, is a good idea. It helps to encourage voting, and it makes it a little easier to vote by absentee ballot because you already have the application form.