Absentee Ballot Application Information

Any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot, but they must apply for the ballot. Applications can be printed from our website here Version Options2020 Election InformationHeadlineGeneral Election and mailed to our office (we must receive the application by October 18, 2021) or brought to our office in person (last day to apply for an absentee ballot in person is November 1, 2021). You may also utilize the New York State Board of Elections Absentee Ballot Request Portal here.

Absentee Drop Off Information

Voters may drop off completed absentee ballots at the counter inside Board of Elections Office, located on the ground floor of the Historic Post Office, 157 Genesee St in Auburn, weekdays from 8am – 4pm and on Election Day until 9pm. Voters may also drop off completed absentee ballots at any of the three Early Voting sites, Cato Town Office 11320 Shortcut Road in Cato, Clifford Park Clubhouse (Y Field) 81 Mary Street in Auburn or the Venice Town Office, 2479 State Route 34 Scipio Center ONLY during Early Voting hours, October 23 – October 31st 2021. On Election Day, voters may drop off completed absentee ballots from 6am to 9pm at any Cayuga County poll site. 

All poll sites will have a sign displayed outside the entrance instructing voters dropping off completed absentee ballots to skip the voter line and deliver any absentee to a labeled box located at the end of the sign-in table. At the table there will be a sign indicating “Absentee Ballot Drop-Off.”   An inspector will accept absentee ballots from voters queuing up at this sign. In each case, the absentee drop off table will be clearly marked and allow voters to avoid lines and delays. All ballots will be secured in a sealed ballot bag until they are delivered to the Board of Elections Office.