Absentee Ballot Deadlines Near For General Election

ALBANY, NY (10/24/2008)(readMedia)--

The New York State Board of Elections today reminded all New Yorkers, that if they will be out of their county or New York City on Election Day November 4, 2008 or will be unable to go to the polls because of illness or physical disability; they may vote by absentee ballot.

Voters, including previously registered military personnel, will receive an absentee ballot after they complete an application and mail it to their county board of elections no later than Tuesday, October 28th or hand deliver it by Monday, November 3rd.

All completed absentee ballots must be postmarked by Monday, November 3rd and received no later than Tuesday, November 11th at their county board of elections. However, Military voters have until November 17th for their ballot to be received by the board. Absentee ballots may also be hand delivered to your county board prior to the closing of the polls on Election Day.

Applications for absentee ballots are available at any county board of elections office and application forms can be downloaded by clicking on "Absentee Voting" on the New York State Board of Elections' website, www.elections.state.ny.us . Please contact your county of elections for information on extended office hours for in-person absentee voting.