Absentee Ballot Deadline for Military/Overseas Voters Extended
ALBANY, NY (03/27/2009)(readMedia)-- The New York State Board of Elections announced today a 6-day extension in the deadline for the acceptance of absentee ballots from US Military personnel and US Citizens living overseas for the Special Election in the New York 20th Congressional District.
On March 31, 2009, from 6am to 9pm, there will be a Special Election in the 20th Congressional District in New York. The candidates will be as follows:
DEMOCRATIC Scott Murphy
REPUBLICAN Jim Tedisco
INDEPENDENCE Scott Murphy
CONSERVATIVE Jim Tedisco
WORKING FAMILIES Scott Murphy
The New York 20th comprises all or part of the following counties: Columbia, Greene, Warren, Washington, Part of Saratoga, Part of Delaware, Part of Otsego, Part of Rensselaer, Part of Dutchess, and Part of Essex.
Internet users can look up the status of their voter registration and whether they live in the 20th District at: http://nymap.elections.state.ny.us/nysboe/.
All Military and Overseas ballots must be postmarked by March 30, 2009 and must be received by the appropriate County Board of Elections by April 13, 2009 to be accepted and counted. This represents an additional 6 days added to the original deadline of April 7, in accordance with a March 26th mutual agreement between the United States and the State Board (US v State of New York (09-cv-335-GLS-RFT)).
New York will also accept Federal Write-in Absentee Ballots cast by US Military personnel and US Citizens living overseas who are qualified to vote in New York. Voters can obtain the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot through the Federal Voter Assistance Program at: http://www.fvap.gov/.
Voters may contact the State Board of Elections at 1-518-474-1953 or on the web at: http://www.elections.state.ny.us/.
For further information, voters can also contact the County Board of Elections for the County in which they live, or are registered to vote.
Essex County Board of Elections 7551 Court Street P. O. Box 217 Elizabethtown, NY 12932 Phone: 518-873-3474 Fax: 518-873-3479
Warren County Board of Elections County Municipal Center 1340 State Route 9 Lake George, NY 12845 Phone: 518-761-6456 Fax: 518-761-6480
Washington County Board of Elections 383 Broadway Fort Edward, NY 12828 Phone: 518-746-2180 Fax: 518-746-2179
Saratoga County Board of Elections 50 W. High St. Ballston Spa, NY 12020 Phone: 518-885-2249 Fax: 518-884-4751
Rensselaer County Board of Elections Ned Pattison Government Center 1600 Seventh Ave. Troy, NY 12180 Phone: 518-270-2990 Fax: 518-270-2909
Columbia County Board of Elections 401 State St.Hudson, NY 12534 Phone: 518-828-3115 Fax: 518-828-2624
Greene County Board of Elections 411 Main Street, 4th Floor P. O. Box 307 Catskill, NY 12414 Phone: 518-719-3550 Fax: 518-719-3784
Delaware County Board of Elections 3 Gallant Ave. Delhi, NY 13753 Phone: 607-746-2315 Fax: 607-746-6516
Dutchess County Board of Elections 47 Cannon St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Phone: 845-486-2473 Fax: 845-486-2483
Otsego County Board of Elections 140 County Highway 33W, Suite 2 Cooperstown, NY 13326 Phone: 607-547-4247 Fax: 607-547-4248