Vote By Mail

Please note: You will NOT automatically receive an absentee ballot in the mail. You must apply for it. Details are below.

Direct link to the Vote By Mail application form
(click to fill this out TODAY)

  or call (914) 995-5285 or (914)995-5291

Applying for an absentee ballot online, by phone, by email, by mail, or in person

How and when to apply for an absentee ballot (NOW!)

If you cannot pick up your ballot or receive it through the mail

If you are ill or disabled

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What to include in a letter request for a ballot application

How to cast an Absentee Ballot

You may apply for an absentee ballot online, by phone, by email, by mail, or in person.

  • Online: click here to go to the New York State Absentee Ballot Application Portal
  • Email: send your request to [email protected]
  • Phone: call (914) 995-5285 or (914)995-5291
  • Fax: send your request to (914) 995-7753 or (914) 995-3190
  • In person: Go to the Westchester County Board of Elections, 25 Quarropas St., White Plains, NY 10601
  • Mail: print out the PDF application below, fill out, and mail to the Westchester County Board of Elections, 25 Quarropas St., White Plains, NY 10601

 

You can download a pdf version of the New York State Absentee Ballot Application Form:

 

Important deadlines for Vote by Mail:

More detail on Absentee Ballot applications

Upon completion, applications must be mailed to the Westchester County Board of Elections no later than the seventh day before the election or delivered in person no later than the day before the election.

If you cannot pick up your ballot, or will not be able to receive it through the mail:You have the right to designate someone to pick it up for you. Only that person designated on your application may pick up and deliver your ballot.

If you are permanently ill or disabled: You have the right to receive an Absentee Ballot for each subsequent election without further application. Simply file an application with the Westchester County Board of Elections indicating permanent illness or physical disability. You will then automatically receive an absentee ballot for every election until your registration is cancelled.

If you are visually impaired or otherwise disabled, such that your disability requires you to use an accessible absentee ballot application: You have two accessible options to request a ballot on this page, either using the Accessible Electronic Ballot Application Portal or by filling out the Accessible Absentee Ballot Application.

Access the Electronic Accessible Absentee Ballot Application Portal
Download the Accessible Absentee Ballot Application
Download the Spanish Accessible Absentee Ballot Application

 

 

If you apply by letter: An application form will be mailed with your ballot. The application form must be completed and returned with your ballot.

By sending a letter to the Westchester County Board of Elections, 25 Quarropas St., White Plains, NY 10601, the letter must contain the following information:

    1. Name and date of birth of the voter
    2. The address where you are registered
    3. An address where the ballot is to be sent
    4. The reason for the request, and
    5. The signature of the voter

 

Important: How to cast an Absentee Ballot

Please carefully review and follow the instructions below. Each step is important and required.

  • Once you have received the ballot, mark the ballot according to your choices for each office following the instructions on the ballot.
  • Once you have completed marking your ballot, fold it up and place it in the Security Ballot Envelope. This envelope will have a place for your signature.
  • Sign and date the outside of the Security Ballot Envelope.
  • Seal the Security Ballot Envelope.
  • Place the Security Ballot Envelope in the Return Ballot Envelope. (This envelope will have the return address of the Westchester County Board of Elections on the outside and should have a logo that reads, “Official Election Mail”)
  • Seal the Return Ballot Envelope.

You may return the ballot in any of the following ways:

    1. Put it in the mail ensuring it receives a postmark no later than June 15.
    2. Bringing it to the Westchester County Board of Elections’ Office no later than June 21.
    3. Bringing it to an early voting poll site between June 12 through June 20.
    4. Bringing it to a poll site on June 22.

Mail time considerations when returning an Absentee Ballot
When mailing your completed ballot, the USPS recommends that voters allow enough time for ballots to be returned to the Board, which is generally seven days ahead of the general election. New York State requires your ballot to be both postmarked by Nov. 3, 2020 and received by our Board by Nov. 10, 2020. Voters who mail in their ballots on Election Day must be aware of the posted collection times on collection boxes and at the Postal Service’s retail facilities, and that ballots entered after the last posted collection time will not be postmarked until the following business day.

You can still vote in person if you request an Absentee Ballot
Even if you request or cast and return an absentee ballot, you may still go to the polls and vote in person. The Election Law recognizes that plans change. The Board of Elections is required to check the poll book before canvassing any absentee ballot. If the voter comes to the poll site, on Election Day or during early voting and votes in person, the absentee ballot is set aside and not counted.

(Source: Westchester Board of Elections):

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