Absentee Voting

To Qualify to Vote by Absentee Ballot...

  • COVID-19 Pandemic / Social Distancing Concerns (select "Temporary Illness" option).

  • 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.

  • 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.

Once you qualify, what status types of Absentee Voters are you?

  • 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 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)

How to apply for an Absentee Ballot:

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

How to cast your Absentee Ballot:

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

Check Your Absentee Status:

You can check on the status of your absentee ballot by clicking the link below:

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