Voting During COVID-19

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Voting During COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed the way in which we operate this election year; however, it does not diminish the importance of civic engagement and exercising our right to vote, especially at this time.

Below are important dates to remember regarding registration and absentee ballot voting in the 2020 primaries, as posted by the New York State Board of Elections.



Friday, May 29 was the last day to mail (postmark) registration form.

Wednesday, June 3 was the last day for Board of Elections to receive mail registration form.

Saturday, June 13 was the last day to register in person at the Board of Elections.

Help your neighbors get registered:



Through an executive order issued by the Governor, each County Board of Election is required to mail an absentee ballot application to any resident eligible to vote in the June 23 Primary Election. If you have not received an application and are currently registered to vote, contact your local BOE.

In Herkimer County, email, call the Democratic Commissioner at 315.876.1103, or call the Republican Commissioner at 315.867.1104.

In Oneida County, email or call 315.798.5765.

Tuesday, June 16: Last day to postmark absentee application or letter request by mail, email or fax

 Monday, June 22: Last day to apply in person at board of elections for absentee ballot

Monday, June 22: Last day to postmark absentee ballot return

Tuesday, June 23: Last day to deliver absentee ballot in person at board of elections

Tuesday, June 30: Last day for board of elections to receive absentee ballot by mail

Monday, July 6: Last day for the Board of Elections to receive military and special federal ballots by mail

Check the Herkimer or Oneida County Board of Election listings for times and locations of early voting sites. Any voters wishing to vote in person on Election Day or in Early Voting are requested to wear a face mask or covering and practice social distancing while at the poll sites.