Absentee Voting

To Qualify to Vote by Absentee Ballot...

  • 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.

  • For COVID-19 Pandemic / Social-Distancing Concerns use reason "temporary illness or physical disability."

  • 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.

What type of Absentee Voter/Ballot Should You Use:

  • Civilian Absentee - (pandemic concerns, traveling, temporary illness, student at school, etc.)

  • Permanent Absentee - (limited mobility, age, or permanent health issues)

  • Special Ballot Absentee - (election workers, religious objection, victim/witness protection)

  • Military Absentee - (active service, guard, merchant marine, or spouse/dependent)

  • UOCAVA Absentee - (U.S. Citizen traveling/residing/studying abroad temporarily)

  • Federal Absentee - (U.S. Citizen residing outside the country indefinitely)

  • Accessible Absentee - (voters visually impaired or in need of a Ballot Marking Device)


Determine your type of Absentee from above and click the associated button below to apply.


Determine your type of Absentee from above and click the associated button below to apply.


Applications can also be dropped off in person to the Board of Elections.

How to cast your Absentee Ballot:

Once the Board of Elections has processed your application and they will issue you an Absentee Ballot.


Absentee Ballots require one First Class US Postage Stamp. Those Ballots

can also be returned in-person to the Board of Elections, in-person at

an Early Voting Center or Election Day Poll Site (during voting hours). 


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 Accessible Voter Portal.