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Pursuant to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order from April 24, 2020, all eligible voters in active or inactive status will be mailed an absentee ballot application for both the Presidential and Local Primary Elections to be held on June 23, 2020.

On Friday, April 10, 2020, Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.15 provides that “Section 8-400 of the Election Law is temporarily suspended and hereby modified to provide that due to the prevalence and community spread of COVID-19, an absentee ballot can be granted on temporary illness and shall include the potential for contraction of the COVID-19 virus for any election held on or before June 23, 2020.”

Voters who are affected by COVID pandemic and wish to apply to vote by absentee, would check the box for “Temporary illness.”

You will send by e-mail the completed absentee ballot application to .

The Order continues that “Solely for any election held on or before June 23, 2020, Section 8-400 of the Election Law is hereby modified to allow for electronic application, with no requirement for in-person signature or appearance to be able to access an absentee ballot.”

The Order contains no change in the application deadlines. (See 2020 political calendar.)

Accordingly, applications for absentee ballots may be requested as follows:

  • Mail
  • By e-mail by sending to  
  • By facsimile transmission to (914) 995-7753 or (914) 995-3190
  • In-person

Delivery of absentee ballots to voters still remains the same, by mail or in person. There is no change in the return methods, they must still be sent back by mail or returned in person.

Going forward, applications for elections conducted after June 23, 2020, revert back to the original process, unless further modified by an executive order or by law.