Seneca County New York Democratic Committee

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Stay Safe during Covid! Absentee and Early Voting

You may now request an absentee ballot if you wish to avoid exposure to Covid. Just check "temporary illness."

Qualifications to Vote by Absentee Ballot (Deadlines)

  1. Absent from your county or, if a resident of New York City absent from the five boroughs, on Election Day.
  2. Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability (temporary illness includes being unable to appear due to risk of contracting or spreading a communicable disease like COVID-19).
  3. Unable to appear because you are the primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled.
  4. A resident or patient of a Veterans Health Administration Hospital.
  5. Detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony.

For more information, and to apply for an absentee ballot  go to or call the Seneca County Board of Elections at 315-539-1760.


Vote Early and Avoid the Crowds





Early Voting FAQ

Presidential Primary, State & Local Primary and General Election

You can now vote early for ALL of these elections.

What is Early Voting?

Voters can vote in-person before Election Day at one voting site in Seneca County.

Who can vote early?

All registered voters can vote early. 

When can I vote early?

Early Voting in New York State will begin 10 days prior to an Election. The dates and times will be posted on the Board of Elections Website.

Where can I vote early?

You can vote in an early voting center in the county where you live.

The Early Voting Poll Site for Seneca County is:

Seneca County Office Building

One DiPronio Dr.

Waterloo, NY  13165

How will I vote during early voting?

Voting during early voting is the same as voting on Election Day. When you get to the early voting center, you will check in to vote, receive your ballot and vote as any other election.

There will be instructions available at the early voting centers to familiarize you with the ballot.  There will also be a notice to voter and bill of rights.  You may ask an election inspector to explain how to vote, or if you need any assistance.

If you vote during the early voting period, you are not eligible to vote on Election Day.

When will early voting results be posted?

Early voting votes will be canvassed and reported after 9pm on Election Day.

Can I still vote by absentee ballot? 

Yes, If you are out of your home county, or if you live in New York City, are outside of the five boroughs, or if you are permanently or temporarily disabled, ill or are the primary care giver for one or more people who are ill or physically disabled, or a resident of a Veterans Hospital, or detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or incarcerated for an offense other than a felony you may apply for an absentee ballot.

How can I find out more about Early Voting?

You can contact your local Board of Elections or the State Board of Elections at 518-474-1953 or