Cortland County Board of Elections

The General Election is 

November 2, 2021

All poll sites will be open 6am to 9pm

Governor Cuomo has signed a law (S.8015-D/A.10833) relating to Absentee Ballot Requests due to risk of illness for the General Election in November. This legislation gives voters the right to request an absentee ballot due to risk of illness to themselves or others. Registered voters can use the TEMPORARY ILLNESS reason, in box one, on the absentee ballot application.

Click Here for the Absentee Ballot Application

Click Here for Accessible Absentee Ballot Application

Click Here for Electronic Portal for Absentee Ballot Application



Cortland County voters may drop off absentee ballots at the Board of Elections office Monday through Friday during the normal business hours of 8 AM to 4 PM. Absentee ballots will be received at the Board of Election offices on Election Day, November 3, 2020 from 8 AM until 9 PM.

Cortland County absentee ballots may be dropped off to any Cortland County Early Voting or Election Day polling sites during their normal hours of operation. Absentee voters are not required to stand in line to deliver their ballot. A Poll Inspector assigned as a door monitor will receive your absentee ballot. 

Voting Information for Individuals with Disabilities 

For individuals who need the assistance of the ballot marking device and Board of Elections staff in order to complete their absentee ballot for the upcoming election, please contact the Board of Elections office at 607-753-5032. We have voting machines available at our office, located at 112 River Street, Cortland NY 13045, during office hours, for individual use. Monday - Friday 8 AM - 4 PM

 Interested in Being a Poll Inspector?

Contact our office for more information.

Hearing Impaired Citizens
Hearing Impaired people with TTD may call 1 800-533-8683 or visit our website.

Attention Federal Employees
If you are asked to run for Public Office, please call 1-800-854-2824 before you make any commitments. Reference the Hatch Act.

Military and Overseas Voters 

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Candidate Information

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Qualifications to Register to Vote:
-  Be a United States citizen
-  Be 18 yrs old by December 31 of the year in which you file this form ( note: you must be 18 yrs old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote)
-  Resident of this state and the county, city or village for at least 30 days before the election
-  Not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction ( unless parolee pardoned or restored rights of citizenship)
-  Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court
-  Not claim the right to vote elsewhere.