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Absentee Ballot
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Qualifications to Vote by Absentee Ballot

  • Absent from your county on Election Day.
  • Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability; or because you are the primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled.
  • A patient or inmate in a Veterans' Administration Hospital.
  • Detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony.

How to Vote by Absentee Ballot (Deadlines)
  • Applications for Absentee Ballots are available at the Livingston County Board of Elections.
  • You may also download a PDF version of the New York State Absentee Ballot Application Form. Absentee Application
  • Upon completion, applications must be mailed to the Livingston 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 Livingston 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 canceled.



Military and Overseas (Federal) Voting


Military Voting


Qualifications

  • Persons serving in the military, along with their spouses and/or dependents, may register as a military voter in New York, entitling them to receive an absentee ballot for all federal, state and local races that they would be otherwise entitled to vote in if they were to go to their assigned polling place based on their New York residence.

Registering/ Applying for a Ballot

  • To register as a new military voter and/or to request an absentee ballot, you must complete this application Federal Post Card Application and return application by mail to the Livingston County Board of Elections
  • This application will register you (if not already registered) and will also serve as your absentee ballot application for 2 federal general election cycles.
  • Always be sure to share any change of address information with the Livingston County Board of Elections. 

If you need further assistance refer to the following link. 
Federal Voting Assistance Program or contact the Livingston County Board of Elections (585) 243-7090


 Federal Voting

Qualifications

  • United States citizens living outside of the United States whose last U.S. residence was in New York, along with their children, may register as a special federal voter in New York, entitling them to receive an absentee ballot for all federal races (President/Vice President, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives) that they would be otherwise entitled to vote in based on your New York address.

Registering/Applying for a Ballot

  • To register as a new special federal voter and/or to request an absentee ballot, you must complete this application Federal Post Card Application and return application by mail to the Livingston County Board of Elections
  • This application will register you (if not already registered) and will also serve as your absentee ballot application for 2 federal general election cycles
  • Always be sure to share any change of address information with the Livingston County Board of Elections. 

If you need further assistance refer to the following link.
Federal Voting Assistance Program 
or contact the Livingston County Board of Elections (585) 243-7090



Contact Us
David M. DiPasquale
Commissioner 
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Nancy Leven
Commissioner
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