May 2020 -- Iyar-Sivan 5780,  Volume 26, Issue 5

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Guide to Absentee Ballot Voting

New York State Primary Elections will be held on June 23, 2020. Now, if one has concerns about going to the polls to vote because of COVID-19,registered New York State voters can vote via absentee ballot by applying to their County Board of Elections.

 

The temporary order applies only for the June 23 primary elections, which will include New York’s presidential and all federal, state, and local primaries.

 

To request an absentee ballot, the Westchester County Board of Elections (WCBOE), is located at 25 Quarropas Street, White Plains, NY 10601. Telephone number is  (914) 995-5700. Fax number is {914}-995-7753.

 

When requesting an absentee ballot, one can download the form at

boe-westabsentee@westchestergov. with your request for the application, including the following information: your name and date of birth; the address where you are registered; an address where the ballot is to be sent; and the reason for the request. Send via email, fax or mail.

 

The NYS Election Law is modified to allow for electronic application, with no requirement for in-person signature or appearance to be able to access an absentee ballot.

 

A voter must check the box on the existing application for “temporary illness or physical disability.” The request is for “Primary Election only”.

 

Upon completion, the application or letter of application must be: emailed, faxed or mailed  to WCBOE no later than the seventh day before the election (June 6th) or delivered in person no later than the day before the election (June 22).

 

Upon receipt of your application for an absentee ballot at WCBOE, delivery of absentee ballots to voters will be by mail or in-person, regardless of how the application was submitted. No completed ballots will be accepted via email or fax.