Gov extends absentee ballots


Governor Kathy Hochul has signed legislation to allow voting by absentee ballot due to the COVID-19 pandemic through 2022.
This legislation continues to allow New Yorkers to request an absentee ballot during the pandemic where there is a risk of contracting or spreading disease that may cause illness to the voter or other members of the public.
This legislation first became law in July of 2020, and expired December 31, 2021.
“No one should have to choose between exercising their right to vote and protecting their health and safety,” Governor Hochul said.
“This legislation will ensure the pandemic does not create inaccessibility for voters during upcoming elections and help protect New Yorkers’ access to the ballot.”
More information on absentee voting and how to apply for an absentee ballot is available at elections