ABOUT Voting By Mail
June Primaries and NY-27 Special: Vote in person OR by mail!
- To vote by mail, you must request an absentee ballot by the June 16th deadline from your local Board of Elections. The State Board of Elections has summarized the 2020 vote by mail rules here.
- To request your ballot, you may do so online or by email, by phone, or by mail. June voters will also be mailed an application form.
- When applying due to COVID-19, voters may select "Temporary illness or physical disability" on the form. This includes the potential for contraction/community spread of COVID-19 Pandemic *illness*. Ballots and forms must have FREE (Postage-paid) return (EO 202.15; EO 202.23; EO 202.26).
- Completed ballots must be returned by mail (postmarked) or hand-delivered to the Board of Elections or staff at any poll site by June 23rd (note new deadline S8031D).
- Even if you have requested, received, or completed and returned a mail ballot, you can still vote in-person early or on Election Day. The in-person vote will be the (only) one that counts.
- Ballots requested or returned prior to Primary rescheduling are valid. EL § 9-209 (canvassing) is modified "to permit any absentee ballot submitted by a voter who requested such ballot for the prior date of an election canceled and then rescheduled . . . , shall be cast and canvassed unless otherwise invalid, unless such voter shall appear to vote . . . or . . . requests and returns a subsequent absentee ballot.” (EO 202.26).