If you need an absentee ballot:

To vote by absentee ballot, you must apply online, postmark, e-mail or fax a completed application or letter request for the General Election Absentee ballot no later than seven days before the election.

After you receive the ballot, you may cast your vote by MAIL.  The ballot must be postmarked no later than the day of the election, or you can hand deliver to the Board of Elections, or any poll site up to and including the day of the election.

Please be aware that despite the above deadlines the post office has advised that they cannot guarantee timely delivery of ballots applied for less than 15 days before an election.

You may apply for an absentee ballot in any of the following ways:

  • Electronically through the New York State Absentee Ballot Application Portal
  • By sending an email request to New York State Absentee Ballot Portal
  • By sending a fax request to (914) 995-7753 or (914) 995-3190
  • By going in-person to the Westchester County Board of Elections, 25 Quarropas St., White Plains, NY 10601
  • By mailing a paper application to the Westchester County Board of Elections, 25 Quarropas St., White Plains, NY 10601
  • By telephoning a request at our office by calling (914) 995-5285 or (914)995-5291

You can download a PDF version of the Absentee Ballot Application form:

Applying for Absentee Ballot by letter:

You can send a letter requesting an Absentee ballot to the Board of Elections. The address is:

        Westchester County Board of Elections

        25 Quarropas St

        White Plains

        NY 10601

Please include the following information:

  • Name and date of birth of the voter
  • The address where you are registered
  • An address where the ballot is to be sent
  • The reason for the request, and
  • The signature of the voter

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.

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 Westchester County Board of Elections indicating permanent illness or physical disability. You will then automatically receive an absentee ballot for every election until your registration is cancelled.

If you are visually impaired or otherwise disabled, such that your disability requires you to use an accessible absentee ballot application: 

You have two accessible options to request a ballot on this page, either using the Accessible Electronic Ballot Application Portal or by filling out the Accessible Absentee Ballot Application.

Important! How to cast an Absentee Ballot:

Please carefully review and follow the instructions below. Each step is important and required.

  • Once you have received the ballot, mark the ballot according to your choices for each office following the instructions on the ballot.
  • Once you have completed marking your ballot, fold it up and place it in the Security Ballot Envelope. This envelope will have a place for your signature.
  • Sign and date the outside of the Security Ballot Envelope.
  • Seal the Security Ballot Envelope.
  • Place the Security Ballot Envelope in the Return Ballot Envelope. (This envelope will have the return address of the Westchester County Board of Elections on the outside and should have a logo that reads, “Official Election Mail”)
  • Seal the Return Ballot Envelope.

You may return the ballot in any of the following ways:

  • Put it in the mail ensuring it receives a postmark no later than election day.
  • Bringing it to the Westchester County Board of Elections’ Office no later than 9:00 pm on election day.
  • Bringing it to an early voting poll site during the early voting time period.
  • Bringing it to a poll site before 9:00 pm on election day.

Mail time considerations when returning an Absentee Ballot:
When mailing your completed ballot, the USPS recommends that voters allow enough time for ballots to be returned to the Board, which is generally seven days ahead of the general election. New York State requires your ballot to be both postmarked by election day and received by our Board no later than 1 week later. Voters who mail in their ballots on Election Day must be aware of the posted collection times on collection boxes and at the Postal Service’s retail facilities, and that ballots entered after the last posted collection time will not be postmarked until the following business day.

You can still vote in person if you request an Absentee Ballot:
Even if you request or cast and return an absentee ballot, you may still go to the polls and vote in person. The Election Law recognizes that plans change. The Board of Elections is required to check the poll book before canvassing any absentee ballot. If the voter comes to the poll site, on Election Day or during early voting and votes in person, the absentee ballot is set aside and not counted.

If you are not registered to vote in New York​​:

If you have a NY driver’s license, permit, or other acceptable ID that shows your current address, you may register to vote ONLINE at the NY Department of Motor Vehicles website.  

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June 22nd Primary Important Dates

Early Voting StartsJune 12th
Mail, e-mail, fax or online absentee ballot applicationJune 15th
In-person absentee ballot applicationJune 21st
Early Voting EndsJune 20th
Mailing absentee ballot - postmarked no later thanJune 22nd
Drop off absentee ballot at Westchester County Board of ElectionsJune 22nd by 9pm
Primary Election DayJune 22nd

Early Voting

Early Voting for the June 22, 2021 Primary will begin on Saturday, June 12th and end on Sunday, June 20th at the Dobbs Ferry Village Hall, 2nd Floor.

Saturday, June12th12:00 pm5:00 pm
Sunday, June 13th12:00 pm

5:00 pm

Monday, June 14th8:00 am4:00 pm
Tuesday, June 15th12:00 pm8:00 pm
Wednesday, June 16th8:00 am4:00 pm
Thursday, June 17th12:00 pm8:00 pm
Friday, June 18th8:00 am4:00 pm
Saturday, June 19th12:00 pm5:00 pm
Sunday, June 20th12:00 pm5:00 pm

Primary Day Polling Sites

All regular polling sites (except the Embassy Center) will be open for primary voting. Sites for Electoral Districts (EDs) are assigned as follows:

Ogden Firehouse
ED 12, 17 and 65
D.F. High SchoolED 13 and 16
Village HallED 14
D.F. LibraryED 15 and 80
SpringhurstED 58

We urge all voters to exercise their right to vote.  

One of our 
Values is Broad Citizen Participation.

Contact us (or click on the buttons at the right):

  • if you need to register to vote,
  • if you are not sure where to vote,
  • if you need an absentee ballot, 


Please check your polling location with the NY State Board of Elections - https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov 

More information can be found on the

New York State Board of Elections website

If you are registered in New York​​, but have moved:

Use the Voter Registration Form to change your address.