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Absentee Voters

Ballot Applications

If you are applying for an absentee ballot because you or your family are in the military or because you currently reside overseas. You are entitled to special provisions if you apply using the Federal Postcard Application. For more information about military/overseas voting, contact your local board of elections or refer to the Military and Federal Voting sections on the NYSBOE website.

  • Regular / Civilian absentee ballot applications are only valid for 1 year. Unless permanently ill or disabled.  Absentee voters must submit an absentee ballot application each year. Voters who are out of the county, or ill on Election Day or Primary Day.
  • Permenantly Disabled

Options available to you if you have an illness or disability

If you check the box indicating your illness or disability is permanent, once your application is approved you will automatically receive a ballot for each election in which you are eligible to vote, without having to apply again. You may sign the absentee ballot application yourself, or you may make your mark and have your mark witnessed in the spaces provided on the bottom of the application. Please note that a power of attorney or printed name stamp is not allowed for any voting purpose.

  • Accessible Electronic Absentee Ballot - If you are a voter with special needs you may apply for an Accessible Electronic Absentee Ballot. 

    Voters using the accessible absentee ballot system in need of printing services in order to print their ballot can access such services at certain public printing resources, including but not limited to, libraries, print stores, shipping stores, and office supply stores.  Voters should contact their local printing resources for details on the printing services offered.   Voters using the accessible absentee ballot system can also print their absentee ballots at the County Board offices.

    In-person voting using an accessible Ballot Marking Device (“BMD”) during early voting or on Election Day is still available to voters with a disability who do not want to vote by absentee ballot using the accessible absentee ballot system.

    As always, please contact our office with any questions. 518 761-6459

  • Special Federal - U.S. citizens living abroad whose last U.S. address was in Warren County are only allowed to vote for Federal Offices: President, Vice President, U.S. Senator, and Congress.
  • Special Presidential - Registered Warren County voters who have moved to another jurisdiction after the last day to register. These voters are only allowed to vote for President. Contact the Warren County Board of Elections.

Who may apply for an absentee ballot?

Each person must apply for themselves. It is a felony to make a false statement in an application for an absentee ballot, to attempt to cast an illegal ballot, or to help anyone to cast an illegal ballot.

Where and when to return your application: Applications for an absentee ballot that will be delivered in-person at the county board of elections to the voter or an agent of the voter must be received not later than the day before the election. Applications for a ballot to be delivered by mail to the voter must be received at the county board of elections no later than 15 days before the election. If the address of your county board of elections is not provided on this form, contact information for your local election office can be found on the New York State Board of Elections’ website, under " County Boards of Election" directory at.

When your ballot will be sent

Your absentee ballot materials will be sent to you at least 46 days before federal, state, county, city or town elections in which you are eligible to vote. If you applied after this date, your ballot will be sent immediately after your completed and signed application is received and processed by your local board of elections. If you provide dates in section 2, identifying the time frame within which you will be absent from your county or from the City of New York, you will be sent a ballot for any primary, general, special election or presidential primary election which might occur during the time frame you have specified. If you prefer, you may designate someone to pick up your ballot for you, by completing the required information in section 6 and/or section 7, as appropriate. Contact your local county board of elections if you have not received your ballot.