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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.

 

 

PRIMARY ELECTION-

SEPETEMBER 12, 2017

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


September 5       Last day to postmark application or letter of application for ballot.

                           Sec. 8-40 (2)(c)
September 11      Last day to apply in person for ballot. Sec. 8-400 (2) (c)
September 11      Last day to postmark ballot. Sec. 8-412 (1)
September 12      Last day to deliver ballot in person to the board of elections.

                            Sec. 8-412 (1)

 

MILITARY VOTERS FOR PRIMARY  Sec. 10-106


August 18          Last day for a board of elections to receive application if not

                           previously registered. Sec. 10-106 (5)
September 5       Last day for a board of elections to receive application for General

                           Election if previously registered. Sec. 10-106 (5)              
September 11     Last day to apply personally for general election ballot if previously

                           registered. Sec. 10-106 (5)
September 11      Last day to postmark ballot. Sec. 10-114 (1) & Sec. 11-212

GENERAL ELECTION -

November 7, 2017

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


October 31       Last day to postmark application or letter of application for ballot.

                        Sec. 8-40 (2)(c)
November 6      Last day to apply in person for ballot. Sec. 8-400 (2) (c)
November 6      Last day to postmark ballot. Sec. 8-412 (1)
November 7      Last day to deliver ballot in person to the board of elections.

                          Sec. 8-412 (1)

 

MILITARY VOTERS FOR GENERAL  Sec. 10-106


October 28       Last day for a board of elections to receive application if not

                         previously registered. Sec. 10-106 (5)
October 31       Last day for a board of elections to receive application for General

                        Election if previously registered. Sec. 10-106 (5)              
November 6        Last day to apply personally for general election ballot if previously

                          registered. Sec. 10-106 (5)
November 6       Last day to postmark ballot. Sec. 10-114 (1) & Sec. 11-212

 

                                                                                               

 

 

Revised:February 24,2017

 
Absentee Ballot Voting
Applications
Regular & Permanently Disabled Voters
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Military & Special Federal Voters
Click Here
Military & Special Federal Voters Application Instructions
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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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