April 20, 2020
Absentee Balloting in New York State
|Because of the COVID 19 pandemic NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued an executive order concerning the June 23, 2020 primary.
**Pursuant to Executive Order 202.15 issued April 9, 2020, voters may request and vote via an absentee ballot for any election held on or before June 23, 2020 due to the potential to contract the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). To request an absentee ballot, voters may fill out an absentee ballot application and check “temporary illness or physical disability” as the reason they are requesting an absentee ballot. A voter may request an absentee ballot as follows:
The letter may be sent via mail, email or fax.
Contact and Absentee Information for all County Boards
Qualifications to Vote by Absentee Ballot
In addition to the potential to contract COVID-19, a voter may request an absentee ballot application for the following reasons:
2020 Voting by Absentee Ballot Deadlines
June 16 – Last day to postmark an application or letter of application by mail or send an e mail or fax for an absentee ballot.
June 22 – Last day to apply IN PERSON for absentee ballot
June 22 – Last day to postmark a ballot. Must be received by local board of elections no later than June 30th
June 23 – Last day to deliver ballot IN PERSON to the local Board of elections (by someone other than the voter)