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Voting in New York including Absentee

Voter Education - from SUNY Potsdam.  Concentrates on New York.

New York voter registration and poll site search 
Early voting in New York (Register First!)

Early voting in New York 10/24 through 11/1.  Site includes locations and times for each county.

Voting Absentee in NY (Register First!) 
            What is it?  Voting Absentee means a registered voter requests a paper ballot ahead of the election, fills it out (following the directions, very important!), and returns it in any of the ways described in "How, when, and where do I vote?" - WATCH THE DEADLINES!

  • Absentee Ballot DEADLINES
    • Absentee ballots must be requested by 10/27 (in person 11/2)  or postmarked by 10-27 (for most), and received by 11/3.
  • ***Absentee Ballot Applications are available in the Student Mailroom.***
  • Absentee Ballot Electronic Portal
  • COVID-19: "temporary illness includes being unable to appear due to risk of contracting or spreading a communicable disease like COVID-19."

Can I return an absentee ballot in person in New York?

     You may return the ballot in any of the following ways:

  • Put it in the mail ensuring it receives a postmark no later than November 3rd.
  • Bringing it to the County Board of Elections Office (the county where you are registered to vote) no later than November 3rd by 9pm.
  • Bringing it to an early voting poll site between October 24th and November 1st
  • Bringing it to a poll site on November 3rd by 9pm.

STAMPS for absentee ballots:

     A few states have postage paid election mailing (not New York though all registered voters are being sent postage paid absentee ballot applications)
     How many stamps do I need to put on the ballot if it isn't prepaid in my state?

  • It depends on how heavy the ballot is, one stamp per ounce.
  • Stamps cost 55 cents.
  • Stamps can be purchased at Student Mail Service, 111 Barrington Student Union and the U.S. Post Office, 21 Elm Street.  Grocery stores also often sell stamps.

Voting Outside New York State - Absentee Ballot Requests

Absentee and Early Voting - information for all states and territories, from usa.gov.

Absentee ballots don't need to be returned through the mail. Here are other options. - Article from CBS news.

STAMPS for absentee ballots:

     A few states have postage paid election mailing (not New York though all registered voters are being sent postage paid absentee ballot applications)

     How many stamps do I need to put on the ballot if it isn't prepaid in my state?

  • It depends on how heavy the ballot is, one stamp per ounce.
  • Stamps cost 55 cents.
  • Stamps can be purchased at Student Mail Service, 111 Barrington Student Union and the U.S. Post Office, 21 Elm Street.  Grocery stores also often sell stamps.

General Information - All States

Check these sites for voting regulations by state, as well as military and overseas voting.

Other sources:

Polling Place locator Check this page for Covid-19 election updates by state
Identification needed (in some states) for in person voting
             Check with local election officials for any updates
Voting in College
            The voting process can seem overwhelming, but it is actually really easy!

Not sure if you're already registered? Find out here! It only takes a minute!

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