COVID-19 Absentee Ballot Information
Due to COVID-19, Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order allowing voters registered in New York to vote by absentee ballot in the upcoming primary election on June 23, 2020.
Absentee Ballot Applications
- Per Gubernatorial Executive Orders, all registered NYS voters will receive an absentee ballot application with paid postage. This is NOT your ballot. In order to receive your ballot, you must send the application back by June 16th with "Temporary Illness or Physical Disability" marked.
- Alternatively, you may fill out your ballot application on this site in order for a ballot to be sent to you
Once you receive your absentee ballot:
FILL OUT YOUR BALLOT
- An absentee ballot is a paper ballot which looks just like the ballot for the voting machine.
- You must mark your ballot clearly in pen or pencil and be sure not to make any other marks on it except those required to mark your vote.
SIGN YOUR BALLOT
- Unless you sign the oath and the ballot is sealed in the provided envelope, your ballot will not be counted.
SIGN THE ENVELOPE
- You will need to physically sign the envelope you place the absentee ballot in and return it to your County Board of Elections.
MAIL OR HAND DELIVER YOUR BALLOT TO YOUR BOARD OF ELECTIONS
- If the ballot is mailed, it must be postmarked no later than the day before an election.
- For the June primary, your ballot must be postmarked by June 22, 2020.
Pre-Register or Register to Vote
16, 17 and 18 year-olds across our county may not be able to physically go to school or go to the DMV, but they now have the opportunity to pre-register or register to vote!
Sign up at www.elections.ny.gov