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Obtaining an Absentee Ballot for the June 23rd Primary (for Suffolk County Residents)

By: 
Smithtown Democrats
Publication: 
SmithtownDems.com
May
12
2020

Obtaining an Absentee Ballot for the June 23rd Primary (for Suffolk County Residents)

Please see the attached pdf.

Governor Cuomo has issued several Executive Orders modifying the voting process to make it easier to vote safely. These orders apply only to the Primary being held on June 23rd.

• The signature requirement of the Absentee Ballot Application has been waived, allowing electronic

filing of Application/Request.

• The acceptable reason to request an Absentee Ballot due to COVID-19 concerns is “temporary illness

or physical disability.”

• All Absentee Ballot Applications and/or requests must be postmarked, emailed, faxed, or phoned in, on or before June 16th. (The ballot request may also be delivered in person to the Board ofElections on or before June 22nd, but please do not go to BOE unless you have no other recourse.)

Following are all the ways for Suffolk County voters to obtain an Absentee Ballot for the Primary:

1. The Suffolk County BOE is sending Absentee Ballot Applications to all registered voters who are qualified to vote in the primaries. Look for an Absentee Ballot Application in your mail. Fill itout and mail it back in the postage paid return envelope.

2. Download an Absentee Ballot Application:

English: https://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/download/voting/AbsenteeBallot-English.pdf

Spanish: https://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/download/voting/AbsenteeBallot-Spanish.pdf

a. Fill out the PDF online, save it as an attachment on your computer, email the attachment to the Suffolk County BOE.

b. Fill out the PDF online, print it out, and mail or FAX it to the Suffolk County BOE.

3. Write a letter with the following information: your name, DOB, address where you are registered to

vote, address where you would like your ballot sent, and the reason for the request (use “temporary

illness”.) Mail, email, or FAX the letter to the Suffolk County BOE.

4. Suffolk County BOE will accept a phone call to request an Absentee Ballot. You must provide the

following information: name, DOB, address where you are registered to vote, address where you would

like your ballot sent, and the reason for the request (“temporary illness.”) The BOE shall keep a record

of your call and may fill out an Absentee Ballot Application on your behalf. (BOE is not fully staffed

due to COVID-19 mandates, so unless this option is your only recourse, please do not call.)

Suffolk County BOE PO Box 700, Yaphank, NY 11980-0700

(631) 852-4500 FAX (631) 852-4590 TTY (631) 852-4540

boeinfo@suffolkcountyny.gov