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Absentee Voting

Qualifications to Vote by Absentee Ballot:

If you need an absentee for the November 3 General Election, you will need to submit an absentee ballot application.


                   * unavoidably absent from your county on Election Day; 

                   * unable to appear at the polls due to temporary illness or physical disability
                     (Including Covid-19 concerns);
                                   
                  
* unable to appear at the polls due to permanant illness or physical disability;
                  
                   *  duties related to primary care of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled;

                  
* a patient in a Veterans’ Administration Hospital; 

                   * detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense                      other than a felony

You can download a PDF version of an Absentee Ballot Application complete the form and mail it to the Chemung County Board of Elections. Applications must be mailed no later than the seventh day before the election or delivered in person no later than the day before the election.

IMPORTANT: Please provide all information to us under Sections 1 through 8.   Under Section 2, if you do not specify which election(s) you are requesting, then please provide the dates that you will be absent.   If all the information is not filled in, we will not be able to process the application and therefore, you will not receive an absentee ballot. 

There are instructions on the back of the application.  If you have any questions, then please call our office and we will be glad to help you.

Click here to apply electronically for a New York State Absentee Ballot

Click here to apply for the New York Accessible Electronic Absentee Ballot Application

Click here to check the status of your absentee ballot online.

Click here for instructions on personally dropping off your absentee ballot.

To download an application to vote by absentee ballot for Federal (US Citizens residing outside of the US) or Military voters click here.