Absentee Ballot Information
In order to qualify for an absentee ballot you must be a voter meeting all of the conditions listed below:
You are a citizen of the United States
You are at least 18 years of age
You are a resident of the District for at least thirty (30) days prior to the vote date
You are not a convicted felon
You are not in jail or on parole for a felony conviction
You are not adjudged by a Court to be mentally incompetent
Absentee ballots will be automatically mailed to each voter whose registration record on file with the County Board of Elections is marked “permanently disabled”. All other voters must submit an application prior to obtaining an absentee ballot.
The application must be received by the District Clerk at least seven days before the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election if the ballot is to be issued to the voter in person. All completed applications must be received by District Clerk via first class mail or delivered in person to the District Office, 102 Loralee Drive, Albany, NY 12205. Fax or e-mail applications will not be accepted.
Absentee ballots will be provided upon proper application to any qualified voter who will be unable to vote in person due to illness or physical disability, hospitalization, incarceration (unless for conviction of a felony), travel outside the voter’s county or city of residence for employment or business reasons, studies, or vacation on the day of the election.
The District Clerk will review the absentee ballot application to determine if the applicant is a qualified voter and is otherwise entitled to vote by absentee ballot. If the application is proper in all respects, the District Clerk will then mail or personally issue an absentee ballot to the voter.
All absentee ballots must be received in the office of the District Clerk (102 Loralee Drive, Albany, NY 12205) no later than 5:00 pm on the day of the vote. The ballot must be sealed, signed and dated. The vote will not be valid if there is no signature on the envelope.
Absentee ballot and instructions
The absentee ballot application and application instructions are available at the office of the District Clerk between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm or by clicking the link below:
Any questions relating to the process for absentee ballots may be directed to Jamie Mroczko, District Clerk at 869-3576, ext. 2442.