Absentee Ballot Information

  • Registered voters who are not able to vote in person on Election Day may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Applications can be obtained from Mrs. Walter in person, by mail or by phone. Those wishing to receive the ballot by mail must apply by May 7.  A valid reason for requesting an absentee ballot this year includes being unable to appear due to risk of contracting or spreading a communicable disease like COVID-19. Additional valid reasons include: Absence from county on election day; temporary illness or physical disability; permanent illness or physical disability; duties related to primary care of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled; resident or patient of Veterans Health Administration Hospital or detention in jail/prison, awaiting trial, awaiting action by a grand jury, or in prison for conviction of a crime or offense, which was not a felony. Absentee ballots must be received by Mrs. Walter in person, or by mail, by 5 p.m. on May 18. If there are any questions on voter registration or obtaining an absentee ballot, please contact Mrs. Walter at 716-483-4420 or jaunita.m.walter@jpsny.org