Voter Guide

Voting Absentee

How do I Apply

Online: https://nycabsentee.com/absentee
Email application to AbsenteeJune2020@boe.nyc
Call 1-866-VOTE-NYC (1-866-868-3692)
The deadline to apply is June 16th.

I applied, but I don’t have my ballot yet

Continue to watch your mailbox! The NYC Board of Elections began mailing ballots on May 8th and will continue to do so on a rolling basis.

I have my Absentee Ballot, what next?

  1. Look at what’s in the envelope from the Board of Elections. There are three items in the envelope- your absentee ballot, a smaller envelope in which to place your ballot, and a larger prepaid postage return envelope.
  2. Mark your ballot choices with a Blue or Black pen. Do NOT use a pencil. Do NOT make any stray marks on the ballot.
  3. Return your Absentee Ballot to the Board of Elections:
    1. Insert the completed ballot into the smaller envelope and seal it.
    2. Sign and date the back of the smaller envelope.
    3. Place the smaller envelope in the larger return envelope. Seal the larger envelope. The larger envelope already has the BOE mailing address and necessary prepaid postage.
    4. Drop your absentee ballot in a post office box near you on or before June 23rd.

Know Your Rights as a Voter

Q: What happens if I never received my absentee Ballot?
A: Vote in Person!

Q: What happens if I want to vote in person instead of using the absentee ballot I received?
A: You have the right to vote in person unchallenged if you are a registered democrat on the roll at your assigned polling place:

  • Even if you requested an absentee ballot
  • Even if you received an absentee ballot
  • Even if you mailed in an absentee ballot and later change your mind and want to vote in person

No poll worker should challenge your right to vote in person or ask you to complete an affidavit ballot if you had previously applied for an absentee ballot.

Having any problem voting?  See a problem at the poll site?
Call this Voter Protection number and get help!   855-569-3868

Voting Early June 13 – June 21

What do I need to know?

You must vote at your assigned poll site. Find yours at https://nyc.pollsitelocator.com/search

Note that open hours are listed for each day. When you pick a date make sure you know when the site is open.

Voting on Primary Day – June 23

What do I need to know?

Pollsites are open from 6AM to 9PM

You must vote at your assigned poll site. Find yours at https://nyc.pollsitelocator.com/search