New York State Board of Elections - Absentee Ballot Information - (5/22/2020)
New York State Board of Elections - Absentee Ballot Information
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, New
York State Board of Elections has recently approved a measure to easily vote by
mail for the upcoming primary election, taking place on June 23rd.
Primary elections traditionally have low voter turnout, and we can expect an
even lower volume this year because of the unprecedented circumstances we face.
In this unique election, voting and making your voice heard is more important
than ever. With this in mind, there are a few things you should know if you
plan to vote by mail for the June 23rd election.
Every New York
State registered voter will be receiving an Absentee Ballot Application to the address
where they are registered, with pre-paid postage. Once the application is
filled out, you can send the filled-out form to the address listed on the
application. You should check the “temporary illness or physical disability”
box in the reason category. You will then receive an Absentee Ballot which can
be used to vote-by-mail without physically going to your polling location on
If you don’t want
to wait for the application to be mailed to you, you can request an absentee
ballot a few other ways:
completed application for an Absentee Ballot must be postmarked by June 16,
If you prefer, you will also still be able to vote and early vote in-person for
the June 23rd election. For more information about your polling
site, visit: www.voteearlyny.org
Voting is an incredibly important civic
responsibility and the most effective way to participate in your government.
Make sure you fill out your Absentee Ballot Application as soon as possible!
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