Last week Governor Cuomo signed legislation that ensures every registered New Yorker has options on how to vote in November in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation signed into law also takes steps to ensure that every vote is counted.


All registered voters can request an absentee ballot if they are concerned about COVID. All Boards of Elections in New York State must count:


  • All ballots postmarked on or before Election Day (November 3rd) and received within seven days after Election Day.


  • All ballots without a postmark received on November 4th (the day after Election Day).


To request an absentee ballot in New York City, please click here.
Out of NYC, please click here.


IMPORTANT: Requesting an absentee ballot does not preclude you from voting in person if you so choose.