Absentee Voting to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
*All info obtained from the NYS Board of Elections website here*
The deadline for the postmarked return of an absentee ballot has been extended to November 3, 2020 for the general election per Chapter 91 of the laws of 2020.
November General Election
- Applications for Absentee Ballots are available at your county board of elections.
- You may also download a PDF version of the New York State Absentee Ballot Application Form
- Upon completion, applications must be mailed to your county board no later than the seventh day before the election or delivered in person no later than the day before the election.
- You may also request an Absentee Ballot by sending a letter to your county board of elections. The letter must be received by your county board no earlier than 30 days and no later than seven days before the election. The letter must contain the following information:
- the address where you are registered
- an address where the ballot is to be sent
- the reason for the request, and
- the signature of the voter
If you apply by letter, an application form will be mailed with your ballot. The application form must be completed and returned with your ballot.
If you cannot pick up your ballot, or will not be able to receive it through the mail, you have the right to designate someone to pick it up for you. Only that person designated on your application may pick up and deliver your ballot.
If you are permanently ill or disabled, you have the right to receive an Absentee Ballot for each subsequent election without further application. Simply file an application with your county board of elections indicating permanent illness or physical disability. You will then automatically receive an absentee ballot for every election until your registration is canceled.
The Census deadline has been extended until October 31st.
You should have received a letter in the mail with a unique code for your address. Lost, misplaced, or didn’t get one? No worries! You can visit the Census website and fill it out without the code. Completing the census is a crucial task we all do to help make sure our community receives the proper funding.
If you are still concerned about the Coronavirus, please feel free to watch these videos. They have been compiled to help you understand the illness, how it spreads, how to protect yourself and family, and how to seek treatment.
*Please note that these videos should not and do not replace medical advice. Always contact your physician if you have any questions or concerns.*