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Today's the deadline for absentee ballot requests in New York

Absentee ballot requests must be postmarked or submitted online by Monday to be cast in the November elections.

Posted: Oct 18, 2021 2:24 PM
Updated: Oct 18, 2021 2:30 PM

Absentee ballot requests must be postmarked or submitted online by Monday to be cast in the November elections. The deadline is 15 days prior to Election Day to allow enough time to mail the ballots to the voters.

Applications for the ballots can be mailed or faxed to a local board of elections or requested online here.

People who want to pick up their absentee ballot in person at the board office must do so by Nov. 1.

To download the application, click here.

You qualify to vote by absentee ballot if you are:

  • Absent from your county 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 caregiver 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.

Absentee ballots can be returned through the mail, in person at the board office or by bringing it to a poll site during early voting or on Election Day.

Mailed ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 2.

Anyone submitting the ballot in person to the board of elections must bring it to the office no later than Nov. 2 by 9 p.m.

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