IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR VOTERS – THE ABSENTEE APPLICATION YOU WERE MAILED FOR THE 2020 JUNE PRIMARY ELECTIONS WAS ONLY GOOD FOR THOSE JUNE PRIMARIES.
THE GOVERNOR IS ALLOWING “TEMPORARY ILLNESS” AS A QUALIFICATION FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT DUE TO COVID FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION ALSO.
ANYONE WANTING AN APPLICATION FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION MUST RE-APPLY. IT IS BEST TO APPLY EARLY.
BALLOTS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL EARLY OCTOBER. DO NOT EXPECT YOUR BALLOT ANY EARLIER.
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, 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.
Persons who are permanently ill or disabled may receive an absentee ballot for all future elections by filing only one application. You will then be sent an absentee ballot for every primary, special or general election for which you qualify for as a voter.
If you are applying by mail, you must do so at least seven days before the election.
If you are applying in person, you may do so up to and including the day before the election.
Absentee ballot must be returned to us with a postmark no later than the day OF the election.
If you need further instructions, please call our office at 315 946-7400.
Our office requires an original copy of the absentee application (fax or email not accepted) on file before issuing the absentee ballot.
FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
If you are visually impaired or otherwise have a disability such that your disability requires you to use a special accessible absentee ballot that can be read by a screen reader, you have two accessible options to request such a ballot on this page, either using the Accessible Electronic Ballot Application or Application Portal linked below:
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.
Federal Post Card Application for Military and Overseas (Federal) Voters