Information Regarding Applying for an Accessible Absentee Ballot

If you are visually impaired or otherwise disabled, such that your disability prevents you from being able to independently cast a paper absentee ballot, without travelling to a Board of Elections and using a ballot marking device during this unprecedented time of COVID-19, you have two accessible options to request a ballot on this page, either using the Accessible Electronic Ballot Application Portal or completing the Accessible Absentee Ballot Form with Instructions.  The deadline for submitting this form is 7 days before the election, but you should return it as early as possible.

After you submit the application, an accessible electronic absentee ballot will be emailed to you. A set of pre-addressed and pre-paid return envelopes will be mailed to you for use in returning your ballot to the board of elections, or you can create a return envelope by printing the envelope templates emailed to you with your ballot.

Complete the ballot, print it, place it in the envelope, and sign the back of the envelope. A signature anywhere on the back of the envelope is acceptable.

To return the ballot, it must be hand-delivered to your local board of elections by 9 PM on November 3, 2020, or mailed so that it is postmarked no later November 3, 2020 and received by the board of elections by November 10, 2020.

If you have any questions or require further information concerning applying for an Accessible Absentee Ballot, contact the Oneida County Board of Elections at (315) 798-5765.