Absentee Voting

Registered voters who cannot make it to the polls on Election Day may qualify to vote by absentee ballot for one of the following reasons:

  • Out of the county due to occupation, business, studies, or travel. 
  • Imprisonment (other than a convicted felon),
  • Illness, disability and hospitalization
  • Resident in a long term care facility
  • Caregiver of someone who is permanently disabled

In order to vote by Absentee Ballot

Complete the absentee ballot application.
Absentee voting is available in the office 8:30am -4:30pm Monday –Friday.
All absentee ballot applications by mail, fax, email, or online portal must be received at the Board of Elections office no later than October 18, 2021.
November 1, 2021 is the last day to apply for an Absentee Ballot in person at the Board of Election.
Early Voting is available at the Board of Elections office in Bath from October 23 thru October 31, 2021.

If you have any questions please contact the Board of Elections, we are here to help you.

607-664-2260 607-664-2261 607-664-2262

To obtain an Absentee Ballot Application you can choose from one of the following:

Voting an Absentee Ballot

When you receive your absentee ballot, read the directions printed on the bottom of the ballot.

Fill in the oval above the name of your choice.

To voter for a candidate whose name is not printed on the ballot, print the name clearly in the box labeled “Write-In” staying within the box.

Any marks of writing outside the spaces provided for voting may void the entire ballot.

If there are any state or local propositions up for vote, you will find them on the back of the ballot. Fill in the oval below your choice.

The number of choices is listed for each contest.

Do not mark the ballot for more candidates than allowed. If you do, your vote in that contest will not count.

You have a right to a replacement ballot. If you make a mistake or want to change your vote, call the Board of Elections office at 607-664-2260 for instructions on how to receive a new ballot.

After marking the ballot, re-fold the ballot and enclose it in the Ballot envelope. You must sign and date the back of the envelope. Seal the envelope.

Place your sealed Ballot envelope into the Return envelope addressed to the Steuben County Board of Elections. Mail promptly, don’t forget the stamp.

To be counted, absentee ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by the day of election and be received by the Steuben County Board of Elections no later than 7 days after election day.

Absentee Ballot Application FOR VILLAGE ELECTIONS ONLY

Click to Download the Village Absentee Application
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