Absentee Voting

Qualifications


Qualifications to vote by absentee ballot:
  • 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 patient or inmate in a Veterans' 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


  • Download the NYS Absentee Application (PDF)
  • 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 Application must be received by  your county board of elections 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 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 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.