How to apply for an absentee ballot in New York

Senator Gianaris' absentee voting informational handout
Here's how to apply for an absentee ballot in New York for the upcoming June 23 primary. You can also choose to vote in person early or on June 23.

Click here for more information about absentee voting during the covid-19 pandemic. 


All eligible voters will receive a postmarked absentee application in the mail. To apply for your absentee ballot, simply return the completed application to the Board of Elections. Voters opting to vote by absentee ballot due to the pandemic should check the box for “Temporary illness or physical disability.” If you don’t want to wait, download the application at and mail it to the Queens Board of Elections at: 118-35 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills, NY 11375.


Fill out your absentee application at or download the application at absentee-voting and email it to


Call 1-866-VOTE-NYC (1-866-868-3692) to apply for a ballot.

For more information, contact the NYC Board of Elections by calling 1-866-VOTE-NYC. You can also always call Senator Gianaris office at (718) 728-0960 or email me at for assistance with this or any other issue.

You can still vote in person on June 23, if you choose.