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Everything You Need to Know About Absentee Voting: NY

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Fordham chapter.

The primary elections in NY are coming up very soon. If you will not be able to make it home in order to vote in the county you are registered in, you will have to vote through an absentee ballot.  Here is everything you need to know about the elections and absentee voting while you are here at school:


The Democratic Primary is taking place on April 28, 2020, and the Republican Primary is taking place on June 23, 2020.

Why Does Party Matter?

New York is a closed state, meaning that you can only vote in the primary of the party that you are registered in. For example, if you are registered as a Democrat in New York State, you cannot vote in the Republican primary election. 

Absentee Ballot

Absentee Ballot Forms can be downloaded at this site: https://www.elections.ny.gov/votingabsentee.html

Mail Mail Mail

Once your application for an Absentee Ballot is received, you will be sent your ballot in the mail. You will then have to send this ballot back in order for your vote to be counted in the primary election. 

Voter Registration

Before you apply for an absentee ballot, you must make sure that you are registered to vote. More information on registering to vote in New York can be found at this link: https://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingRegister.html

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