Absentee Voting

Registered voters who cannot make it to the polls on Election Day may qualify to vote by absentee ballot for one of the following reasons:

  • Out of the county due to occupation, business, studies, or travel. 
  • Imprisonment (other than a convicted felon),
  • Illness, disability and hospitalization
  • Resident in a long term care facility
  • Caregiver of someone who is permanently disabled

In order to vote by Absentee Ballot

  1. Complete the application using pen with black or blue ink.
  2. The original application must be submitted by mail or in person to the Board of Elections.
    1. If you Fax or email an absentee ballot application, it will not be processed until we have received the original application. The original application must be received by the cut-off date stated below in order for our office to mail you an absentee ballot.
  3. Applications must be postmarked no later than 7 days before the Election.
  4. Absentee voting is available in the office 8:30am -5pm Monday –Friday.

If you have any questions please contact the Board of Elections, we are here to help you.

607-664-2260 607-664-2261 607-664-2262

To obtain an Absentee Ballot Application you can choose from one of the following:

Using an Absentee Ballot
When you receive an absentee ballot, read the directions that are printed in it. Do not use any other marks. Do not write anywhere on the ballot. The only time you may write on the ballot is when you want to vote for someone else whose name does not appear on the ballot - then you may write his or her name in the write-in section of the ballot. If there are propositions up for vote, you will find them on the back of the ballot. Fill in the oval for either "yes" or "no".

After filling in the ovals to indicate your choices, fold the ballot and put it in the smaller envelope. Sign and date the back of the envelope. Seal the envelope and put it in the larger envelope that is addressed to the Board of Elections. Mail or deliver your ballot following the regulations described in the other sections above.

Absentee Ballot Application FOR VILLAGE ELECTIONS ONLY

Click to Download the Village Absentee Application
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