Cayuga Community College values the importance of voting. New York State Voter Registration Forms are available in the Student Government Office, from most state agency offices, post offices, and county Board of Elections.
NEW YORK STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS
You can find out more details on voter registration and any upcoming elections on the New York State Board of Elections website: https://www.elections.ny.gov.
Cayuga County Board of Elections
157 Genesee Street (Basement)
Auburn, NY 13021
Katie Lacey, Democratic Commissioner
Cherl Heary, Republican Commissioner
Kia Larsen, Democratic Deputy Commissioner
Roberta Massarini, Republican Deputy Commissioner
Oswego County Board of Elections
185 E. Seneca Street, Box 9
Oswego, NY 13126
Laura Brazak, Democratic Commissioner
Peggy Bickford, Republican Commissioner
Crystal Hutchinson, Democratic Deputy Commissioner
Marianne B. Ingerson, Republican Deputy Commissioner
VOTER PARTICIPATION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
On June 7, 2020, NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill amending various provisions of the Election Law, aiming to increase voter participation during the COVID-19 pandemic by allowing qualified voters to request absentee ballots through a variety of options. These options include postal mail, electronic mail, electronic transmittal service, or web portal established by the state, city, or county board of elections.
Requesting an Absentee Ballot Under Election Law 8-400(2)(d):
- All qualified voters eligible to receive an absentee ballot will receive such ballot upon written request to the board of elections.
- In addition to the existing means of submitting an absentee ballot requests (either through mail or fax), this bill adds a voter’s ability to submit an electronic application submitted through email or a web portal established by the state, city, or county board of elections.
- This bill also removes the requirement that the voter must sign absentee ballot requests.
- Note that this portion of this bill took effect on June 30, 2020, and will expire on December 31, 2020 (thereby applying to the November General Election).
Deadline for Receipt (Election Law Section 8-412(1)):
- This bill extends the last date that all absentee ballots received via mail must show a United States Postal Service or a foreign postal service cancellation mark from the day before the election to the day of the election in order to be counted.
- The bill applies similar extensions to federal write-in absentee ballots (9-209), military ballots (10-114), special presidential voters (11-110), and special federal ballots (11-212), respectively.
- This portion of the bill took effect on June 7, 2020, and will expire on December 31, 2020.
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