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Absentee Voting

Registered voters who will be outside of Onondaga County and those who are physically unable to appear at the polls on Election Day are eligible to receive absentee ballots.

There are several types of absentee voters:

MILITARY - Members of the Armed Forces and their dependents
REGULAR - Voters who are out of the county, or ill on Election Day or Primary Day
PERMANENTLY DISABLED – These voters are on a permanent list and receive a ballot for each election

SPECIAL BALLOT - For those who are unable to vote in person due to Religious Scruples, Duties for the Board of Elections or a Victim of Domestic Violence

SPECIAL FEDERAL - American citizens living abroad whose last address in the states was in Onondaga County. This ballot only contains Federal offices.

SPECIAL PRESIDENTIAL- This ballot for the office of President and Vice-President is available only to registered voters in Onondaga County who move to another jurisdiction and do not meet residency requirements to register to vote, or who move within Onondaga County within ten days to the General Election.

Voting by Absentee Ballot

1. You must fill out an application. You can print one from this page or you can call our office at 315-435-VOTE and we can mail you an application.

OR

You may request an Absentee Ballot by sending a letter to your County Board of Elections. If applying with a letter, it must be received by the county Board of Elections no earlier than 30 days before the election. The letter must contain the following information:

• Your name and date of birth
• The address where you are registered
• An address where the ballot should be sent
• The reason for the request (Vacation, Permanent or Temporary Medical Disability, 

   Caregiver, detention in jail for an offense other than a felony waiting for a trial)

• The dates that you will be out of the county (optional)
• The signature of the voter

If the Absentee Ballot is mailed back to the Board of Elections, it must be postmarked by the day before the election and received no later than seven days after the election.

 

GENERAL ELECTION -

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

REGULAR AND PERMANENT ABSENTEE VOTERS FOR GENERAL Sec. 8-400


Tuesday, October 29, 2019                 

Last day to postmark application or letter of application for general election ballot. Sec. 8-400 (2)(c)
Monday, November 4, 2019                 

Last day to apply in person for general election ballot. Sec. 8-400 (2) (c)
Monday, November 4, 2019                 

Last day to postmark general election ballot. Must be
received by the county board no later than Nov. 12th Sec. 8-412 (1)
Tuesday, November 5, 2019                 

Last day to deliver general election ballot in person to county board, by close of polls on election day. §8-412(1)

 

MILITARY AND SPECIAL FEDERAL VOTERS FOR GENERAL  Sec. 10-106


Saturday, October 26, 2019               

Last day for a board of elections to receive application for a Military absentee ballot if not previously registered. §10-106(5)             
Tuesday, October 29, 2019            

Last day for a board of elections to receive Military absentee application, if by mail and previously registered. §10-106(5)
Monday, November 4, 2019                

Last day to apply personally for a Military General Election ballot if previously registered. §10-106(5)

Monday, November 4, 2019

Last day to postmark Military ballot and date it must be received by the board of elections is Nov. 18th. §10-114(1) §11-212

                                                                                               

 

 

Revised:July 9,2019

Absentee Ballot Voting
Applications
Regular & Permanently Disabled Voters
Click Here
Military & Special Federal Voters
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to e-mail the

Military/Federal

Absentee Department

ALL FORMS and APPLICATIONS
MUST BE MAILED or HAND DELIVERED TO THE BOARD of ELECTIONS.

Mail it to:
Onondaga County
Board of Elections

1000 Erie Blvd West
Syracuse, New York 13204

We are unable to accept any forms or applications by fax
 
 

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