Can I vote by absentee ballot in New York?

You may be qualified to vote via absentee ballot if you must be absent from your county, or from New York City, on the date of the election. You also may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot if you cannot vote in person due to illness or disability, if you are a patient in a Veterans’ Administration Hospital, or if you are incarcerated for a crime other than a felony, or if you are incarcerated and awaiting action by grand jury.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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