Deadline to Request Absentee Ballot
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About the Event
A Law has recently been enacted making it easier for individuals to vote by absentee ballot.
The Purpose of this new law is to allow voters who are concerned about voting in-person due to an epidemic or disease outbreak (such as COVID-19) to vote by absentee ballot. On the absentee ballot application, in box “1”, mark “temporary illness or physical disability” as the reason.
You must request an absentee ballot by mail NOW in order to have one for Election Day. Absentee Ballots may be requested by mail or done electronically. The official absentee ballot request form can be obtained from your Board of Elections, or downloaded here. Or, you may request an absentee ballot electronically here.
While the deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 27th, applications submitted by mail should be sent by October 9 (or as soon as possible) to avoid mailing delays. Ballots can also be picked up in-person up to November 2.
If you have not voted in your current county of residence before, you must also complete a voter registration form. You can download that form here. The deadline to register is October 9.
If you require assistance obtaining absentee ballot applications or voter registration forms, please call:
- The Board of Elections at (631) 852-4500;
- The Ombudsman Program of Suffolk County at (631) 470-6755; or
- For Adult Home Residents or advocates: Erika Verrill, Esq. at the Adult Home Unit of Nassau/Suffolk Law Services, at (631) 232-2400, x3362.