New York Will Allow Voters to Cast Mail-In Ballots
New York State will allow most voters to cast their ballots by mail in the November general election, joining a growing list of states that have expanded mail-in voting to address the potential spread of the coronavirus at polling places.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a third-term Democrat, signed a bill on Thursday allowing voters to request an absentee ballot if they cannot show up at a polling location because of the risk of contracting or spreading an illness, effectively permitting the state’s more than 12 million registered voters to vote by mail. -- New York Times, Thursday, August 20
You can request an absentee ballot NOW!
Go to the Columbia County Board of Elections website "Voter Resource" page here and click on the "Civilian Absentee Application" link. Download an application and return it to the Columbia County Board of Elections, 401 State Street, Hudson, NY 12534. Be sure to check your reason, include your email and phone number and sign it. If you have any questions, call the Board of Elections at 518-828-3115.