Important Changes for June Primary due to COVID-19

Last Edited: June 3, 2020 — to ensure you have the most up-to-date information, check with the New York State Board of Elections and the Cortland County Board of Elections

Absentee Ballots

All registered voters who are eligible to vote in the primary election on June 23rd will receive an absentee ballot application in the mail. These must be completed and returned to the Cortland County Board of Elections in order to receive an absentee ballot.

On the application for an absentee ballot (find one here), Question 1 asks for the reason an absentee ballot is being requested. For COVID-19, you should check the option for ‘temporary illness or physical disability’. Remember to sign and date the application.

Early and In-Person Voting

Eligible voters may also vote in person on election day and during the early voting period. As of this update, there are no details on how early voting may be different for the June Primary due to COVID-19.

On primary election day, June 23rd, polling places will be open from 6am – 9pm as usual, HOWEVER, NOT ALL POLLING LOCATIONS WILL BE THE SAME as recent past elections. Due to a shortage of ballot scanners and poll inspector staff, some polling sites are being combined.

Polling site changes as of May 21st are shown below. Voters whose polling sites have changed should have also received a yellow post card in the mail in early June indicating the change in polling site. These changes are only for the June primary.