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Deadlines for Voter Registration & Absentee Ballots For The 2016 General Election

E-News That You Can Use by Legislator Lyndon Williams

Lyndon Williams
Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Our democracy works only if every American who wants to participate, can participate.  The 2016 General Election includes races for US President, US Senator, US House of Representatives, State Senate and State Assembly, and judicial offices.

The only way to vote in New York State, is to be properly registered by the October 14 deadline.  If you want to vote but cannot make it to the polls on Election Day (because you will be away, or for other permitted reasons), you may vote by absentee ballot, but you must meet the deadlines for filing your application for the ballot, and for returning the ballot.

To make sure that you are aware of the relevant deadlines, I’ve included the information below (which was compiled and distributed by the League of Women Voters).  If you have any further questions, or need to download the appropriate forms, you may consult the following websites: League of Women Voters, at; the New York State Board of Elections, at; or the Westchester County Board of Elections, at  Call my office if you need further assistance.

And by all means pass on this information to friends, neighbors or family members who have recently moved to New York.


Lyndon D. Williams


  • Register in person: at the County Board of Elections (25 Quarropas Street, White Plains)by Friday, October 14.
  • Register by mail: forms must be postmarked by Friday, October 14 AND received by Wednesday, October 19.
  • Apply for absentee ballot by mail: forms must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 1.
  • Apply for absentee ballot in person: at the County Board of Elections by Monday, November 7.
  • Deliver absentee ballot in person (either by you, or by a representative officially designated by you) to the County Board of Elections by Tuesday, November 8.
  • Deliver absentee ballot by mail: ballots must be postmarked by Monday, November 7 AND received by Saturday, November 12.


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