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Federal Election Deadlines

Presidential Primary April 19, 2016 Federal Primary June 28, 2016 General Election November 8, 2016
Registration Received by March 25, 2016 Received by June 3, 2016 Received by October 14, 2016
Ballot Request Received by April 12, 2016 Received by June 21, 2016 Received by November 1, 2016
Ballot Return Postmarked by* April 18, 2016 Postmarked by* June 27, 2016 Postmarked by** November 7, 2016

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

**Ballot Return: General election ballots must 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.

Important information

What is UOCAVA?

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act is commonly referred to as UOCAVA. UOCAVA citizens are U.S. citizens who are active members of the Uniformed Services, the Merchant Marine, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, their eligible family members and other U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. The law provides the legal basis for absentee voting requirements for federal offices.

What is the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)?

The FPCA (federal form SF 76) allows UOCAVA citizens to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. This form is also used to update your contact information.

What is the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

The FWAB (federal form SF 186) serves as an emergency backup ballot for UOCAVA citizens. If you do not receive your absentee ballot from your State in time to return it to your election official to participate in the election, use the FWAB.

What is the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)*?

The DoD ETS allows you to email or fax your election materials toll-free. To email your election materials using ETS, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or online at FVAP.gov and email to ETS@FVAP.gov. To fax your election materials using ETS, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or online at FVAP.gov and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found in the Appendix of the Voting Assistance Guide or online at FVAP.gov.

* DISCLAIMER: The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides an Electronic Transmission Service to assist you with transmitting your election materials. FVAP does not guarantee the acceptance or processing of your materials by your election official. As a user of this service, we encourage you to contact your election official directly to verify whether your information was received timely.

What is the Prepaid Mail Label 11- DoD?

Overseas Uniformed Service members can use this label for general election absentee ballots. It provides free express mail service to your election official for general election absentee ballots. You can request to have a Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to your absentee ballot at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). A portion of the label is kept by you for tracking your absentee ballot through the U.S. postal service.

What is a primary election?

A primary election is an election held before the general election to determine the candidates that can be placed on the general election ballot.

I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I vote in this State?

A U.S. citizen who has never resided in the U.S. and has a parent or legal guardian that was last domiciled in New York is eligible to vote as a "federal voter" and may vote for federal offices only.

I am a National Guardsman activated on State orders; does my State afford me UOCAVA privileges?

No.

How can I check the status of my ballot?

You can check the status of your absentee ballot here:
[https://ny.secureballotusa.com/NY_loginSelection.action]
(https://ny.secureballotusa.com/NY_loginSelection.action)

Does my State have any online tools?

You can see if your State has any online tools available here:
http://www.fvap.gov/new-york

Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

Under federal law, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for a minimum of all federal elections in the current calendar year. Be sure to complete a new FPCA each year and every time your address changes.

Complete the following blocks of the FPCA

Block 1

Select the category that best describes you.

Block 2

To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Block 3

Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.

Block 4

Your date of birth is required.

You must provide either the number of your New York DMV issued ID or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Block 9: "I do not have a social security number or New York DMV issued ID number."

Block 5

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FPCA. If you want to receive your absentee ballot by email/online or fax, you must provide your email address or fax number.

Block 6

You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Rank your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.

Block 7

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Block 9 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address, even if you are requesting your ballot by email/online or fax. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use Block 9 to provide this information.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist your election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

How and where to submit your FPCA

You can submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. If you send your FPCA by email or fax, you must also mail the form. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FPCA: Once your FPCA is complete, mail your FPCA directly to your election official.

E-Mail your FPCA: Scan the signed FPCA into your computer. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet. Email this package directly to your election official. If you send your FPCA by email, you must also mail the form. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)* to email your FPCA. Information about ETS can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Fax your FPCA: Fax your FPCA directly to your election official. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet. If you send your FPCA by fax, you must also mail the form. You may use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)* to fax your FPCA toll-free. Instructions for ETS are in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

To find out the status of your FPCA, contact your election official. Your election official will contact you if your FPCA is not accepted.

* DISCLAIMER: The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides an Electronic Transmission Service to assist you with transmitting your election materials. FVAP does not guarantee the acceptance or processing of your materials by your election official. As a user of this service, we encourage you to contact your election official directly to verify whether your information was received timely.

Voting your ballot

Once you receive your absentee ballot from your State it must be returned according to the deadlines and requirements in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart. For special federal elections, visit FVAP.gov for specific deadlines.

The State absentee ballot must be mailed to your election official. The address of your election official can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section.

Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a State absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

You can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures.

Complete the following blocks of the FWAB's voter declaration/affirmation

Block 1

Check this box if you would like to request an absentee ballot for future elections.

Block 2

Select the category that best describes you.

Block 3

Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.

Block 4

Your date of birth is required.

You must provide either the number of your New York DMV issued ID or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Block 9: "I do not have a social security number or New York DMV issued ID number."

Block 5

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you to accept your FWAB.

Block 6

To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party primary in which you are voting. Political party affiliation is not required if voting an absentee ballot in general elections.

Block 7

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Block 9 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use Block 9 for this information.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist the election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots, as well as the method in which you would like to receive your ballot.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

Vote your FWAB

To vote, write in either a candidate's name or political party for each office. You are not required to make a selection for each and every contest.

How and where to submit your FWAB

The FWAB must be mailed to your election official. Addresses can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FWAB: Once your FWAB is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal the envelope. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope. Insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/ Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your election official. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

See the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart for the deadline for submitting the FWAB. If you receive the State absentee ballot after transmitting your voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State absentee ballot. If both are received by the deadline, only the State absentee ballot will be counted.

Local election offices for county

County Mailing Address
Albany Albany County Board of Elections
32 N Russell Rd
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: (518) 487-5060
Fax: (518) 487-5077
Allegany Allegany County Board of Elections
6 Schuyler St
Belmont, NY 14813
Phone: (585) 268-9294
Fax: (585) 268-9406
Broome Broome County Board of Elections
60 Hawley St., Government Plaza
Binghamton, NY 13902
Phone: (607) 778-2172
Fax: (607) 778-2174
Cattaraugus Cattaraugus County Board of Elections
207 Rock City St - Ste 100
Little Valley, NY 14755
Phone: (716) 938-2400
Fax: (716) 938-2775
Cayuga Cayuga County Board of Elections
157 Genesee St (Basement)
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: (315) 253-1285
Fax: (315) 253-1289
Chautauqua Chautauqua County Board of Elections
7 N Erie St
Mayville, NY 14757
Phone: (716) 753-4580
Fax: (716) 753-4111
Chemung Chemung County Board of Elections
378 S Main St, P.O. Box 588
Elmira, NY 14902-0588
Phone: (607) 737-5475
Fax: (607) 737-5499
Chenango Chenango County Board of Elections
5 Court St
Norwich, NY 13815
Phone: (607) 337-1760
Fax: (607) 337-1766
Clinton Clinton County Board of Elections
Co. Government Ctr. Ste 104, 137 Margaret St
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: (518) 565-4740
Fax: (518) 565-4508
Columbia Columbia County Board of Elections
401 State St.
Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: (518) 828-3115
Fax: (518) 828-2624
Cortland Cortland County Board of Elections
112 River St - Ste 1
Cortland, NY 13045-2828
Phone: (607) 753-5032
Fax: (607) 758-5513
Delaware Delaware County Board of Elections
3 Gallant Ave.
Delhi, NY 13753
Phone: (607) 832-5321
Fax: (607) 832-6077
Dutchess Dutchess County Board of Elections
47 Cannon St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: (845) 486-2473
Fax: (845) 486-2483
Erie Erie County Board of Elections
134 W Eagle St.
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: (716) 858-7818
Fax: (716) 858-4992
Essex Essex County Board of Elections
7551 Court St, P.O. Box 217
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
Phone: (518) 873-3474
Fax: (518) 873-3479
Franklin Franklin County Board of Elections
355 W Main St - Ste 161
Malone, NY 12953-1823
Phone: (518) 481-1663
Fax: (518) 481-6018
Fulton Fulton County Board of Elections
2714 STHWY 29, Ste 1
Johnstown, NY 12095-9946
Phone: (518) 736-5526
Fax: (518) 736-1612
Genesee Genesee County Board of Elections
County Building One, 15 Main St
Batavia, NY 14020
Phone: (585) 344-2550
Fax: (585) 344-8562
Greene Greene County Board of Elections
411 Main St, Ste 437
Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 719-3550
Fax: (518) 719-3784
Hamilton Hamilton County Board of Elections
Route 8, P.O. Box 175
Lake Pleasant, NY 12108
Phone: (518) 548-4684
Fax: (518) 548-6345
Herkimer Herkimer County Board of Elections
109 Mary St, Ste 1306
Herkimer, NY 13350
Phone: (315) 867-1102
Fax: (315) 867-1106
Jefferson Jefferson County Board of Elections
175 Arsenal St.
Watertown, NY 13601
Phone: (315) 785-3027
Fax: (315) 785-5197
Lewis Lewis County Board of Elections
7660 N. State St
Lowville, NY 13367
Phone: (315) 376-5329
Fax: (315) 376-2860
Livingston Livingston County Board of Elections
6 Court St, Room 104
Geneseo, NY 14454-1043
Phone: (585) 243-7090
Fax: (585) 243-7015
Madison Madison County Board of Elections
P. O. Box 666
Wampsville, NY 13163
Phone: (315) 366-2231
Fax: (315) 366-2532
Monroe Monroe County Board of Elections
39 Main St. W
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: (585) 753-1550
Fax: (585) 324-1612
Montgomery Montgomery County Board of Elections
Old Courthouse, 9 Park St, P.O. Box 1500
Fonda, NY 12068-1500
Phone: (518) 853-8180
Fax: (518) 853-8392
Nassau Nassau County Board of Elections
240 Old Country Rd - 5th Floor
Mineola, NY 11501
Phone: (516) 571-2411
Fax: (516) 571-2058
Niagara Niagara County Board of Elections
111 Main St, Ste 100
Lockport, NY 14094
Phone: (716) 438-4040
Fax: (716) 438-4054
Oneida Oneida County Board of Elections
Union Station, 321 Main St- 3rd Floor
Utica, NY 13501
Phone: (315) 798-5765
Fax: (315) 798-6412
Onondaga Onondaga County Board of Elections
1000 Erie Blvd W
Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: (315) 435-3312
Fax: (315) 435-8451
Ontario Ontario County Board of Elections
74 Ontario St
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone: (585) 396-4005
Fax: (585) 393-2941
Orange Orange County Board of Elections
75 Webster Ave, P.O. Box 30
Goshen, NY 10924
Phone: (845) 360-6500
Fax: (845) 291-2437
Orleans Orleans County Board of Elections
14012 State Route 31
Albion, NY 14411
Phone: (585) 589-3274
Fax: (585) 589-2771
Oswego Oswego County Board of Elections
185 E. Seneca St, Box 9
Oswego, NY 13126
Phone: (315) 349-8350
Fax: (315) 349-8357
Otsego Otsego County Board of Elections
140 County Highway 33W, Ste 2
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: (607) 547-4247
Fax: (607) 547-4248
Putnam Putnam County Board of Elections
25 Old Route 6
Carmel, NY 10512
Phone: (845) 808-1300
Fax: (845) 808-1920
Rensselaer Rensselaer County Board of Elections
Ned Pattison Government Ctr,
Troy, NY 12180
Phone: (518) 270-2990
Fax: (518) 270-2909
Rockland Rockland County Board of Elections
11 New Hempstead Rd
New City, NY 10956
Phone: (845) 638-5172
Fax: (845) 638-5196
Saratoga Saratoga County Board of Elections
50 W. High St.
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Phone: (518) 885-2249
Fax: (518) 884-4751
Schenectady Schenectady County Board of Elections
388 Broadway - Ste E
Schenectady, NY 12305-2520
Phone: (518) 377-2469
Fax: (518) 377-2716
Schoharie Schoharie County Board of Elections
County Office Bldg. - 284 Main St, P. O. Box 99
Schoharie, NY 12157
Phone: (518) 295-8388
Fax: (518) 295-8419
Schuyler Schuyler County Board of Elections
105 9th St, Unit 13
Watkins Glen, NY 14891-9972
Phone: (607) 535-8195
Fax: (607) 535-8364
Seneca Seneca County Board of Elections
One DiPronio Drive
Waterloo, NY 13165
Phone: (315) 539-1760
Fax: (315) 539-3710
St. Lawrence St. Lawrence County Board of Elections
80 State Highway 310
Canton, NY 13617
Phone: (315) 379-2202
Fax: (315) 386-2737
Steuben Steuben County Board of Elections
3 E. Pulteney Square
Bath, NY 14810
Phone: (607) 664-2260
Fax: (607) 664-2376
Suffolk Suffolk County Board of Elections
Yaphank Ave, P.O. Box 700
Yaphank, NY 11980
Phone: 631-852-4500
Fax: 631-852-4590
Sullivan Sullivan County Board of Elections
Government Ctr, 100 North St, P.O. Box 5012
Monticello, NY 12701-5192
Phone: (845) 807-0400
Fax: (845) 807-0410
Tioga Tioga County Board of Elections
1062 State Route 38, P.O. Box 306
Owego, NY 13827
Phone: (607) 687-8261
Fax: (607) 687-6348
Tompkins Tompkins County Board of Elections
128 E. Buffalo St
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 274-5522
Fax: (607) 274-5533
Ulster Ulster County Board of Elections
284 Wall St
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: (845) 334-5470
Fax: (845) 334-5434
Warren Warren County Board of Elections
Co. Municipal Ctr. 3rd Fl.- Human Serv., 1340 State Route 9
Lake George, NY 12845
Phone: (518) 761-6456
Fax: (518) 761-6480
Washington Washington County Board of Elections
383 Broadway
Fort Edward, NY 12828
Phone: (518) 746-2180
Fax: (518) 746-2179
Wayne Wayne County Board of Elections
7376 State Route 31, P. O. Box 636
Lyons, NY 14489
Phone: (315) 946-7400
Fax: (315) 946-7409
Westchester Westchester County Board of Elections
25 Quarropas St
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: (914) 995-5700
Fax: (914) 995-3190
Wyoming Wyoming County Board of Elections
4 Perry Ave
Warsaw, NY 14569
Phone: (585) 786-8931
Fax: (585) 786-8843
Yates Yates County Board of Elections
417 Liberty St, Ste 1124
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Phone: (315) 536-5135
Fax: (315) 536-5523

Local election offices for borough

Borough Mailing Address
Bronx Bronx Borough Board of Elections
1780 Grand Concourse-5th Floor
Bronx, NY 10457
Phone: (718) 299-9017
Fax: (718) 299-2140
Kings Brooklyn Kings (Brooklyn) Borough Board of Elections
345 Adams St - 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 797-8800
Fax: (718) 246-5958
NY Manhattan New York (Manhattan) Borough Board of Elections
200 Varick St - 10th Floor
New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 886-2100
Fax: 646-638-2047
Queens Queens Borough Board of Elections
118-35 Queens Blvd., 11th Floor
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: (718) 730-6730
Fax: (718) 459-3384
Richmond Staten Island Richmond (Staten Island) Borough Board of Elections
1 Edgewater Plaza
Staten Island, NY 10305
Phone: (718) 876-0079
Fax: (718) 876-0912