This year, more people than usual will be voting by mail, which could lead to longer mail delivery times. That’s why it’s so important to request your absentee ballot early, so there is enough time for it to be mailed to you and returned. If you are affected by COVID-19 or are concerned about the potential of contracting the virus, you can vote by mail – simply check the box for "Temporary Illness" on your absentee ballot request.
Sign up today to receive your absentee ballot:
- Absentee ballot request for NYC voters – Once you request your ballot, you can track it too.
- Absentee ballot request for New York voters outside of NYC
- Absentee ballot request for voters outside of New York State
Key dates to remember in New York:
- The last day to apply for an absentee ballot is October 27. Despite this deadline, the Post Office has advised they cannot guarantee timely delivery of ballots applied for less than 15 days before an election (October 19). Don’t wait, apply now.
- In person early voting will run from October 24 - November 1. Find your early polling site and hours here.
- Planning to vote in-person on November 3rd? Find your polling site here.
Voting Absentee? Make sure your ballot is counted.
- After making your votes on the ballot, fold the ballot and put it in a smaller envelope. Sign and date the back of the envelope. Seal the envelope and put it in the larger envelope that is addressed to the Board of Elections. Mail or deliver your ballot to your borough Board of Elections office.
- In order for absentee ballots to be counted they must be postmarked by November 3rd or dropped off at an early voting poll site between October 24th-November 1st or at a poll site on November 3 before 9pm.
- After you submit your ballot, track it online to ensure your vote counts.