Absentee Ballot Application
Voting by Absentee Ballot
If you are unable to be physically present in Nassau County on Election Day, you may apply for an absentee ballot.
Qualifications to Vote by Absentee Ballot
- Unavoidably absent from Nassau County on Election Day
- Unable to appear at the polls due to illness or disability
- A patient in a Veterans' Administration Hospital
- Detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony
Applications for Absentee Ballots (PDF) are available for Nassau County. You may also download a version of the New York State Absentee Ballot Application Form (PDF) You may also request an Absentee Ballot by sending a letter to your county board of elections. The letter must be received by your county board no earlier than 30 days and no later than seven days before the election. The letter must contain the following information:
- The address where you are registered
- An address where the ballot is to be sent
- The reason for the request
- The signature of the voter
Submit Your Application
Upon completion, applications must be mailed to your county board no later than the seventh day before the election or delivered in person no later than the day before the election. See the Election's Political Calendar for more information
An application form will be mailed with your ballot. The application form must be completed and returned with your ballot. If you cannot pick up your ballot, or will not be able to receive it through the mail, you have the right to designate someone to pick it up for you. Only that person designated on your application may pick up and deliver your ballot.
Repeat Absentee Ballots
If you are permanently ill or disabled, you have the right to receive an Absentee Ballot for each subsequent election without further application. Simply file an application with the Board of Elections containing a statement which describes the particulars of your illness or disability. The board will review the facts stated, and if satisfied, will mark your registration record. You will then automatically receive an Absentee Ballot for every election until your registration is canceled.
Voter Registration Search
Not sure if you are registered? Voters who are unsure of their registration status may either call the Nassau County Board of Elections at 571-VOTE (8683) or search the State Board of Elections database.