Notice to Absentee Voters 

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 and appear at the polling place to vote in person, will be issued an affidavit ballot instead of a machine 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.

If a voter requests a second absentee ballot, any previously issued absentee ballot that is returned by the voter will be set aside unopened to provide the voter a chance to return the second ballot, unless the first ballot has already been opened. If both ballots are received before the return deadline, the ballot with the later postmark date is accepted and any other ballots that have been received are rejected, unless the first ballot has already been opened. If a voter submits more than one timely absentee ballot and cast an affidavit ballot, the last received ballot, either submitted in person during the election or by mail within the absentee return deadline, will be canvassed.

 

Welcome! The Oneida County Board of Elections is responsible for voter registration and conducting elections throughout Oneida County, including 192 Election Districts in 48 Cities, Towns and Villages. We have designed this website to help answer some frequently asked questions that you may have . Whether you are wishing to register to vote, applying for an absentee ballot, interested in working at the polls, or seeking election statistics, you will find it all here. If you have any questions or would like additional information, our Election Team is ready to serve you by phone at (315) 798-5765, or via e-mail at BoardofElections@ocgov.net or in person at our offices.

We are here to help!

Sarah F. Bormann                                           Nichole D. Shortell
Democratic Commissioner                            Republican Commissioner

 

Mission Statement:  The Oneida County Board of Elections office works to establish and increase public confidence in the electoral process by conducting voter registration and elections with the highest level of professional election standards, integrity, security, accuracy, and fairness.

 

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