Gov. Hochul Signs Legislation To Allow Absentee Voting Through 2022

USAF / Trevor Gordnier

ALBANY (WENY) – Governor Kathy Hochul today 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.

Absentee ballot applications for the February 15th special elections in the 60th and 72nd assembly districts are open through January 31st by mail, until February 14th in-person and can be submitted by mail or in-person until February 15th.

More information on absentee voting and how to apply for an absentee ballot is available here.


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