Qualifications to Vote by Absentee Ballot:
If you need an absentee, 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 permanent 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.
To download an application to vote by absentee ballot for Federal (US Citizens residing outside of the US) or Military voters click here.
Accessible Absentee Ballot Application
If you cannot affirm that you are visually impaired or otherwise disabled you must request a regular absentee ballot using the regular application or portal linked above.
If you are visually impaired or otherwise have a disability such that your disability requires you to use a special accessible absentee ballot that can be read by a screen reader, you have two accessible options to request such a ballot on this page, either using the Accessible Electronic Ballot Application (HERE) or Application Portal.
Due no later than 7 days prior to the Primary and General Elections.