You Can Vote Safely from Home in the June 23 Primary

Updated: 06.17.2020

Due to COVID-19 the rules for absentee voting have been stretched to fit all New Yorkers who wish to vote from home and mail in their ballots. At the end of this April, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an Executive Order that allows all registered, eligible voters to apply to vote by absentee ballot for the June 23, 2020 elections.

Step 1: Fill out and submit an application to receive an absentee ballot. 

You may go online and fill out and submit this application, or print out a copy to fill out and send in, or you can fill out and send in the one that will be automatically sent to you (and may have most likely arrived). If staying safe from or preventing the transmission of COVID-19 is the reason you will be voting absentee you will check: “Temporary Illness”. The definition has been temporarily expanded to include those affected by COVID-19 and/or the potential of contracting the virus.

To apply for a ballot go to:

You must postmark, apply online, email or fax completed application for the Primary Absentee ballot by June 16, 2020
However, you may still apply in-person by June 23, 2020.

Steps 2–4: Wait for your ballot to arrive, fill it out, and send it in

Ballots will be mailed beginning on/after May 8, 2020. The date your ballot must be postmarked by is June 22.

You can also vote absentee in person at the Board of Elections office in your borough from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday through Election Day, June 23. Voting hours are extended for the following dates:  Tuesday, June 16 & Thursday, June 18: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday, June 20: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday, June 21, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and Tuesday, June 23 (Election Day) 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

Author: The Greenline

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