We encourage voters to apply early for an absentee ballot if needed.
If you will be absent from your county on election day because of your occupation, business, vacation, studies, or health issues, detained in jail, awaiting trial, or action by a grand jury, or in prison for a conviction of a crime or offense which was not a felony, you can request an absentee ballot by completing the Absentee Application. You may also vote by absentee ballot if you are ill or have a disability.
If you cannot affirm that you are visually impaired or otherwise disabled you must request a regular absentee ballot.
Persons serving in the Military, along with their spouses and/or dependents, may register as a military voter in New York, entitling them to receive an absentee ballot for all federal state, and local races that they would be otherwise entitled to vote in if they were to go to their assigned polling place based on their New York residence.