Cortland County Board of Elections

Election Day is November 7, 2023

Polls will be open from 6am to 9pm

Unofficial Village Results

Online Voter Registration Portal

Click Here for the Absentee Ballot Application

Click Here for Accessible Absentee Ballot Application

Voters using the accessible absentee ballot system in need of printing services in order to print their ballot can access such services at certain public printing resources, including but not limited to, libraries, print stores, shipping stores, and office supply stores. Voters should contact their local printing resources for details on the printing services offered.

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, 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. 

New Absentee Ballot Procedure

Due to a recent change in law, New York State voters are no longer permitted to cast a ballot on a voting machine if they have already been issued an absentee ballot for that election. Voters who have already been issued an absentee ballot can still vote in person using an affidavit ballot. The affidavit ballot will be kept separate until the election is completed. Election officials will verify whether the voter’s absentee ballot has been received. If the voter’s absentee ballot has been received, the affidavit ballot will not be counted. If the voter’s absentee ballot has not been received, the affidavit ballot will be counted.

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

Qualifications to Register to Vote:
-  Be a United States citizen
-  Be 18 yrs old  (note: you may pre-register at 16 or 17 but cannot vote until you are 18)
-  Resident of this state and the county, city or village for at least 30 days before the election
-  Not be in prison for a felony conviction 
-  Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court
-  Not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

 Interested in Being a Poll Inspector?  

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Military and Overseas Voters 

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Candidate Information

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