PLEASE NOTE: If you live in NY 27 and submitted your absentee ballot application and received the presidential primary ballot but not the special election ballot, don't panic - it's on the way! According to the Ontario County BOE, the ballots were mailed separately, and the special election ballot is being mailed out at the time of this post. If you have any questions, the Ontario County BOE would appreciate you contact them via email as they are extremely busy. Also - There have been some questions about how to fill out the absentee ballots for June 23. Specifically, there is a space on the front as seen in the photo where it looks like people should fill in the blanks - don't. We have been assured that if you already filled that part out, your ballot will not be invalidated, but if you have not yet filled out your ballot, don't write on those lines. According to the Ontario County BoE: "Leave the front of the ballot alone .... Fill in the circles of candidates Sign date and mail Keep it simple” 74 Ontario St., Canandaigua, NY 14424 | Ph: (585) 396-4005 | Website Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
To find your polling location, use the link below to the Ontario County Polling Place Lookup. Make sure to check back as there may be limited polling locations due to the pandemic.
Board of Elections New Ontario County Board of Elections Voting Information
Ontario county elections are on June 23
For those who live in Western Ontario County, there's a special election for NY 27 (Vote McMurray!)
As of now, there is a Democratic presidential primary
There are 3 ways for Ontario county Democrats to vote
return application by mail/return absentee ballot by mail
early in-person voting at the Ontario County BOE
vote in person on June 23 - because of the pandemic, poll locations may be limited - look for updated information as it will be posted here
The mail check card that voters received previously contains valuable voting information including party affiliation, Election District, polling place and check-in bar code. The card was mailed out before the Governor’s Executive order to postpone the April elections until June 23, 2020. Keep the card!
Gov. Cuomo's exec. order mandated that all eligible voters who have a vote on June 23 must be mailed a pre-paid absentee application, but in-person voting will also happen (including early voting at the Ontario County BOE in Canandaigua). Returning the application will get an absentee ballot mailed to you, and then you must return the ballot because returning the application is not the same as voting!
If an application or ballot was already mailed, there is no need for another application/vote – it will be counted
Anyone who hasn’t received a ballot 10 days after mailing an application should contact the Ontario County BOE
Even though you can apply for absentee ballots by mail up until a week before the election, your ballot has to be postmarked by June 22, so it is strongly encouraged you send your ballot in as soon as possible
Voters can go to the BOE up to and including June 22 to get and fill out an absentee ballot
Early Voting dates for the June 23 Primaries : June 13 - June 21, one location Ontario County BOE 2930 County Road 48 Canandaigua, NY 14424 Deadline for Voter Registration for primaries is May 29 in person or postmarked by mail. Application deadlines for Absentee Ballot for primaries are: June 16 postmarked or June 22 in person at the Board of Elections. Absentee ballot applications are available at: http://www.co.ontario.ny.us/DocumentCenter/View/465/Absentee-Ballot-Application?bidId=
If you are unable to attend your polling place in person on Election Day, you may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Voters can cast absentee ballots by mail or in person at the Ontario County Board of Elections.