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Absentee Voting

As an alternative to appearing personally at the polls, voters in Monroe County NY may request a mail-in ballot for all elections occurring prior to and including the June 23, 2020 primary. Ballots will be sent to you approximately 45-30 days prior to the election. Applications must be postmarked by June 16, 2020. Please use either of the links below to request a mail-in ballot:

Absentee Ballot Application (submit request electronically)

Absentee Ballot Application - English

Absentee Ballot Application - Spanish

Executive Order 202.15 allows voters who are affected by COVID-19 pandemic and wish to apply to vote by absentee ballot to utilize the absentee ballot application (see links above) and check the box for “Temporary illness or physical disability” with no requirement for in-person signature or appearance to be able to access an absentee ballot. The Order contains no change in the application deadlines. Applications for absentee ballots may be made by mail, email, fax or in person.

Delivery of absentee ballots to voters still remains the same – via mail or in person. Applications for elections conducted after June 23rd revert back to the original process, unless further modified by an executive order or by law. View Executive Order 202.15

Deadlines for ANY June 23rd Election:
(Presidential Primary/Special Election/Primary Election)

  • May 29  - Last day for Board of Elections to receive Military or Special Federal Absentee Ballot application if not previously registered
  • June 16 - Last day for Board of Elections to receive Military or Special Federal Absentee Ballot application if already registered
  • June 16 - Last day to postmark an application for an Absentee Ballot
  • June 22 - Last day to apply in person for an Absentee Ballot (includes Military or Special Federal)
  • June 22 - Last day to postmark return an Absentee Ballot (includes Military or Special Federal)
  • June 23 - Last day to deliver an Absentee Ballot in person to the Board of Elections by 9:00PM
  • June 30 - Last day Board of Elections can receive an Absentee Ballot postmarked timely (6/22/20) (includes Military or Special Federal)

 

Qualifications for Absentee, Military, and Federal Voters

A voter may qualify to vote by absentee ballot if their duties, occupation, business or vacation requires them to be absent from their county of residence on election day or if they will be confined by illness, physical disability or for some other reason either on a temporary or permanent basis.

 

Uniformed Services (MIL)

Members of the Armed Forces and their family members require Federal Post Card Applications that are available from your Voting Assistance Officer on base, or you can visit the U.S. Department of Defense Federal Voting Assistance Program website for forms and information.

 

Regular (Temporary Ballot - TB)

These are voters who on Election Day or Primary Day are out of the county, temporarily ill, detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony. Regular Absentee Ballot Applications are available by calling the Monroe County Board of Elections at 585 753-1550 or you may download the Regular Absentee Ballot Application or the Spanish Absentee Ballot Application.

 

Permanent Illness or Physical Disability (PRM)

These voters are on a permanent list and receive a ballot for each election for which they are eligible. Regular Absentee Ballot Applications are available by calling the Monroe County Board of Elections at 585 753-1550 or you may download the Regular Absentee Ballot Application or the Spanish Absentee Ballot Application.

 

Special Federal (FED)

U. S. citizens living abroad whose last U. S. address was in Monroe County are allowed to vote for Federal Offices only. These include President, Vice President, U. S. Senator, and Congress.  These voters either:

  • DO NOT intend on returning to live in the United States.
  • Are uncertain if they will return to live in the United States.
  • Have never resided in the United States but are US Citizens.

Federal Post Card Applications are available online from the U.S. Department of Defense Federal Voting Assistance Program.

 

Full Federal (FF)

Registered voters in Monroe County who will be temporarily residing outside of the U.S. (by virtue of education, employment or accompanying a spouse or dependent) on Election Day with the intention of returning to the U.S., are eligible for a full election ballot containing all contested races in their district.  Such ballot is called a "Full Federal Absentee Ballot".  Federal Post Card Applications (FPCA) for Full Federal Absentee Ballots are available online from the U.S. Department of Defense Federal Voting Assistance Program.  FPCAs mailed to the Monroe County Board of Elections and received timely will be processed and Full Federal Absentee Ballots will be mailed to eligible voters.   

Special Presidential

Registered Monroe County voters who have moved to another jurisdiction after the last day to register are only allowed to vote for President. Special Presidential Absentee Ballot Applications are available by calling the Monroe County Board of Elections at 585 753-1550 or you may download the Special Presidential Absentee Ballot Application.

 

To Obtain An Absentee Ballot A Voter Must First Submit An Application To The Board Of Elections

A voter can obtain an Absentee Ballot Application in one of the following ways:

Ballot Marking Instructions for All Official Ballots For Elections To Be Held On June 23, 2020

MARKING

INSTRUCTIONS:

Correct Mark:

OFFICIAL BALLOT FOR ELECTIONS TO BE HELD
JUNE 23, 2020

(1)  Mark in BLUE or BLACK ink.  (2) To vote for a candidate whose name is printed on this, completely fill in the        above the name of the candidate.  (3) To vote for a person whose name is not printed on this ballot, write the name in the blank WRITE-IN space, which appears at the bottom of the column under the title of Office.  (4) Any other mark or writing, or any erasure made on this ballot outside the voting boxes or blank spaces provided for write-in may void this entire ballot.  (5) Do not overvote. If you select a greater number of candidates than there are vacancies to be filled, your ballot will be void for that public office or party position.  (6) If you tear, or deface, or wrongly mark this ballot, ask for instructions on how to obtain a new ballot. Do not attempt to correct mistakes on the ballot by making erasures or cross outs. Erasures or cross outs may invalidate all or part of your ballot. Prior to submitting your ballot, if you make a mistake in completing the ballot or wish to change your ballot choices, you may obtain and complete a new ballot.

Instrucciones De Marcación de Papeltas Para Todas Las Papeleta Oficiales Para Las Elecciones que se Realizarán El 23 De Junio De 2020

INSTRUCCIONES

PARA MARCAR:

Marca Correcta:

PAPELETA OFICIAL PARA LAS ELECCIONES QUE SE REALIZARÁN
EL 23 DE JUNIO DE 2020

(1)  Marque con tinta AZUL o NEGRA.  (2) Para votar por un candidato donde su nombre está imprimido en esta papeleta, llene el circulo      Completamente que está encima de nombre del candidato. (3) Para votar por una persona donde su nombre no está imprimido en esta papeleta, escriba el nombre en el espacio un voto escrito “write-in” que aparece al final de la columna del título de oficina.  (4) cualquier otra marca o escritura, o borradura hecha en esta papeleta fuera del encasillado de votar o espacios en blanco proveídos para hacer un voto por escrito puede invalidar la papeleta entera.  (5) No sobre vote. Si selecciona un número mayor de candidatos que hay vacantes para llenarse, su papeleta será nula por esa oficina pública o la posición del partido. 

(6) si rompe, o desfigura o incorrectamente marca esta papeleta, favor de pedir instrucciones sobre cómo obtener una nueva papeleta. No intente corregir errores en la papeleta electoral haciendo borraduras o tachaduras. Borraduras o tachaduras pueden anular todo o parte de su papeleta. Antes de presentar tu papeleta, si se comete un error en la terminación de la votación o si desea cambiar sus opciones. Usted puede obtener y completar una nueva votación.

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