- Applications for Absentee Ballots are available at your county board of elections.
- You may also download a PDF version of the New York State Absentee Ballot Application Form:
- Upon completion, applications must be mailed, emailed or faxed to your county board no later than the seventh day before the election or delivered in person no later than the day before the election.
- You may also request an Absentee Ballot by sending a letter to your county board of elections. The letter must be received by your county board no later than seven days before the election. The letter must contain the following information:
- your name and date of birth
- the address where you are registered
- an address where the ballot is to be sent
- the reason for the request.
The letter may be sent via mail, email or fax. Here is the contact and absentee information for all County Boards for you to email, mail or fax an application.
Qualifications to Vote by Absentee Ballot (Deadlines)
In addition to the potential to contract COVID-19, a voter may request an absentee ballot application for the following reasons:
- 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 the primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled.
- Again, voters may select “Temporary Illness or Physical Disability” as their reason for requesting an absentee ballot due to the potential of contracting COVID-19.
- 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.