Cortland County Board of Elections
Election Day is November 7, 2023
Polls will be open from 6am to 9pm
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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
ABSENTEE BALLOT DROP-OFF PROCEDURE for GENERAL PUBLIC
DROP-OFF at BOARD OF ELECTIONS 112 RIVER ST - CORTLAND, NY
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
Interested in Being a Poll Inspector?Contact our office for more information.
Military and Overseas Voters
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- Absentee Ballot Application (PDF)
- Designating Petition (PDF)
- Election Districts (PDF)
- Independent Nominating Petition (PDF)
- Instructions on How to File an Independent Petition for General Election (PDF)
- Legislative and Election Districts Maps (PDF)
- Opportunity to Ballot Petition (PDF)
- Polling Places (PDF)
- Registration and Absentee Ballot Request (PDF)
- Statement of Special Voter (PDF)
- Village Independent Nominating Petition (PDF)
- Voter Registration Form - Fill in (PDF)
- Voter Registration Form- Blank (PDF)