Qualifications to Vote by Absentee Ballot (New York)
- Absent from your county or, if a resident of New York City absent from said city, on Election Day.
- Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability; or because you are a primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled.
- A resident or patient of a Veterans Health Administration Hospital.
- Detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony.
How to Obtain an Absentee Ballot
- Complete the New York State Absentee Ballot Application Form online. Once you have completed the application form online, print it, sign it, date it and deliver it to your local Board of Elections.
How to Vote by Absentee Ballot
- The application form must either be personally delivered to the county board of elections no later than the day before the election, or be postmarked by a governmental postal service no later than the seventh day before the election.
- The absentee ballot must either be personally delivered to the county board of elections no later than the close of polls on the day of the election, or be postmarked by a governmental postal service no later than the day before the election and received no later than the seventh day after the election.
For more information, visit the New York State Board of Elections website.
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