– Applications must be postmarked no later than October 14, 2022, and received by a board of elections no later than October 19, 2022 to be eligible to vote in the General Election.
– You may register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year but, to be eligible to vote in the General Election, your application must be received no later than October 14, 2022.
– Notices of change of address from registered voters received by October 19, 2022 by a county board of elections must be processed and entered in the records in time for the General Election.
To qualify for Absentee Voting you must meet the following criteria:
- Absent from your county or, if a resident of New York City absent from the five boroughs, on Election Day.
- Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability (temporary illness includes being unable to appear due to risk of contracting or spreading a communicable disease like COVID-19).
- Unable to appear because you are the 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.
You can apply for an absentee ballot in the following ways:
- Using the online Absentee Ballot Application portal: https://absenteeballot.elections.ny.gov/
- If you are visually impaired and require a ballot with accessible features you may apply using the online Accessible Absentee Ballot Application portal: https://absenteeballot.elections.ny.gov/home/accessible
- By going in-person to your local county board of elections
- By designating another person to deliver your application in-person to your local county board of elections and receive your ballot
Absentee Voting Deadlines:
- October 24: Last Day for Board of Elections to receive absentee ballot application by letter, fax, or through the absentee request portal.
- November 7: Last day to apply in-person for absentee ballot
- November 8: Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the local Board of Elections no later than November 15th. Military voter ballots must be received no later than November 21st.
- November 8: Last day to deliver ballot in-person to the local Board of Elections or to any poll site in your county.
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