Today Is The Last Day To Apply For An Absentee Ballot By Mail In NY

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JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – Monday is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot by mail in New York State for the fast approaching fall general election.

Those who might miss today’s deadline, can still apply in person or via proxy at their local Board of Elections Office until Monday, November 7.

Any voter who will be absent from the county due to occupation, education, vacation, has a permanent physical disability or illness that would not allow them to go to the polls on Election Day, or is a caregiver for someone who is ill or physically disabled, is eligible to vote via an absentee ballot.

Additionally, electorates can also cite a ‘temporary illness’ if they are unable to appear due to risk of contracting or spreading a communicable disease like COVID-19.

The ballot needs to be completed and returned by election day, Tuesday, November 8, to an early voting or poll site location by 9 p.m., close of polls.

Early voting for the mid-term election, which features congressional and state races, starts this Saturday and runs through Sunday, November 6.

To learn more about voting in Chautauqua County, visit


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