To be eligible for an absentee ballot - you must meet one of the following qualifications:
- Absent from your county on Election Day.
- Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability or because you are the primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled.
- A resident or patient of a Veterans Health Administration Hospital.
- Detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony.
How to Vote by Absentee Ballot - 3 Options
- You may apply using the online Absentee Ballot Application portal https://absenteeballot.elections.ny.gov/
- Download the NYS Absentee Application and mail to our office address listed below.
- Contact Madison County Board of Elections at firstname.lastname@example.org or (315)-366-2231 for an application to be mailed or emailed to you.
- In Person Absentee Application must be personally delivered to your county board of elections not later than the day before the election.
By Mail - Absentee Applications must be received by your county board of elections on October 23, 2023 (no later than the 15th day before the election).
- Upon completion applications must be mailed to:
- Madison County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 666
Wampsville NY 13163
- The Absentee ballot itself must be personally delivered to your county board of elections or any Madison County poll site no later than close of polls on election day, or postmarked by a governmental postal service not later than the day of the election and received no later than November 14th, 2023 (7 days after the election).
If you are permanently ill or disabled, you have the right to receive an Absentee Ballot for each subsequent election without further application. Simply file an application with your county board of elections indicating permanent illness or physical disability. You will then automatically receive an absentee ballot for every election until your registration is canceled.