Voting assistance for Service members, their families and overseas citizens in

New York

Use this site to vote absentee if you are

  • a U.S. citizen.
  • at least 18 years old.
  • absent from your voting residence.

The absentee voting process applies to you if you are

  • an active duty member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine absent from your voting residence.
  • an eligible spouse or family member of an active duty member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine.
  • a U.S. citizen residing outside the country.

STEP 1

Register and request your absentee ballot with the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).


STEP 2

Fill out and send in your ballot when it arrives.

Didn't receive your ballot?


Federal Election Deadlines

Registration Ballot Request Ballot Return
Presidential Primary April 28, 2020
Received by* April 8, 2020
Received by April 3, 2020
Postmarked by** April 27, 2020
Federal and State Primary June 23, 2020
Received by* June 5, 2020
Received by May 29, 2020
Postmarked by** June 22, 2020
General Election November 3, 2020
Received by* October 16, 2020
Received by October 24, 2020
Postmarked by** November 2, 2020

*Registration: Presidential Primary election registration requests must be postmarked by April 3, 2020.
Federal and State Primary election registration requests must be postmarked by May 29, 2020.
General election registration requests must be postmarked by October 9, 2020.

**Ballot Return: Primary election ballots must still be received by the 7th day after the election.
Ballot Return: General election ballots must still be received by the 13th day after the election.

Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.