ELECTION UPDATE: ABSENTEE BALLOT PORTAL IS OPEN
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the launch of New York's absentee ballot portal where voters can directly request an absentee ballot for the upcoming November 3rd election.
Any voter concerned about risk or exposure to COVID can request an absentee ballot. Deadline to submit a ballot application is October 27, 2020.
All absentee ballots postmarked on or before Election Day or received by the Board of Elections without a postmark on the day after the Election will be counted. Ballots with a postmark demonstrating that they were mailed on or before Election Day will be counted if received by November 10.
"As the November election approaches we know that many voters feel vulnerable in the midst of this pandemic," Governor Cuomo said. "In line with the sweeping reforms we have implemented to make it easier for New Yorkers to exercise their right to vote, today we launch the online portal through which every registered voter concerned about COVID-19 can obtain an absentee ballot. Voting is the cornerstone of democracy and we want each and every voter to feel safe and secure in the exercise of voting."
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