Oneida County BOE extending hours for those needing absentee ballots

The Oneida County Board of Elections is extending its hours on certain days between now and Election Day for voters who need to get an absentee ballot for the general election on Nov. 6.

Posted: Oct 19, 2018 4:12 PM

The Oneida County Board of Elections is extending its hours on certain days between now and Election Day for voters who need to get an absentee ballot for the general election on Nov. 6.

The Oneida County Board of Elections, which is located in Union Station at 321 Main St. in Utica, is typically open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Their hours will be extended on the following days:

- Tuesday, October 23: 4:30-7 p.m.
- Thursday, October 25: 4:30-7 p.m. 
- Saturday, October 27: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- Tuesday, October 30: 4:30-7 p.m. 
- Thursday, November 1: 4:30-7 p.m.
- Saturday, November 3: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Those who will be voting with an absentee ballot for the Nov. 6 election must apply in person by Nov. 5, or they must postmark their application for an absentee ballot by Oct. 30 if they’re applying by mail.

Absentee ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 5 in order for the vote to be eligible, and it must be received by the local Board of Elections by Nov. 13. If you plan to deliver your absentee ballot in person, you must do so by Nov. 6.

If you’re not registered to vote, it’s too late to register and be eligible to vote in the general election.

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