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VOTE By Absentee Ballot

Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an Executive Order requiring the New York State Board of Elections to automatically mail all registered voters in New York a postage-paid application for an absentee ballot for the June 23 primary election.

Last month, the Governor had issued an Executive Order allowing all New Yorkers to vote by absentee ballot in the primary.

What voters will be mailed is an application for the absentee ballot, not the ballot itself.

The application will need to be filled out and returned in order for a ballot to be mailed to voters. Voters requesting the absentee ballot because they are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic or concern about contracting the virus should check the box for Temporary illness.”

Voters may also download applications and return them to the Westchester County Board of Elections by mail, fax, e-mail or in person. Instructions can be found at