Election Day, Nov. 3

Just visit your assigned polling place between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. Face coverings are required for both early voting and standard voting.

**You can vote in person even if you requested an absentee ballot.**

To avoid crowds and ensure your vote is counted, we recommend early voting, if possible.


Absentee Voting

In response to COVID-19, Gov. Cuomo announced an Executive Order to allow all eligible voters to receive an absentee ballot application by mail. This emergency voting measure by the governor expanded the definition of temporary illness to cover not just being sick, but also “the risk of contracting the disease.”

To receive an absentee ballot:

You may apply for an absentee ballot in any of the following ways:

  • Electronically through our Absentee Ballot Application Portal: Electronic Absentee Ballot Request Portal
  • By sending an email request to
  • By telephoning a request to (845) 360-6500
  • By sending a fax request to (845) 291-2437
  • By going in-person to our office - Orange County Board of Elections, 75 Webster Ave, Goshen, NY 10924 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, masks are required)
  • By mailing a paper application to your local Orange County Board of Elections, PO Box 30, Goshen, NY 10924
  • You can download a PDF version of the New York State Absentee Ballot Application Form:
  • By sending a letter to Orange County Board of Elections, PO Box 30, Goshen, NY 10924. The letter must contain the following information:
    • Name and date of birth of the voter
    • The address where you are registered
    • An address where the ballot is to be sent, and
    • The reason for the request.

If you are permanently ill or disabled, you have the right to receive an Absentee Ballot for each subsequent election without further application. Simply file an application with your county board of elections indicating permanent illness or physical disability.

You will then automatically receive an absentee ballot for every election until your registration is canceled.

If you are visually impaired or otherwise disabled, such that your disability requires you to use an accessible absentee ballot application, you have two accessible options to request a ballot on this page, either using the Accessible Electronic Ballot Application Portal:

Accessible Electronic Ballot Application Portal

Accessible Electronic Ballot Application Portal Instructions


To cast your absentee ballot:

  • Once you receive the ballot, mark the ballot according to your choices for each office following the instructions on the ballot
  • Once you have completed marking your ballot fold it up and place it in the Security Envelope. (This envelope will have a place for your signature.)
  • Sign and date the outside of the Security Envelope.
  • Seal the Security Envelope.
  • Place the Security Envelope in the Return Envelope. (This envelope will have the return address of your county Board of Elections on the outside and should have a logo that reads, “Official Election Mail”)
  • Seal the Return Envelope.
  • You may return the ballot in any of the following ways:
    • Put it in the mail ensuring it receives a postmark no later than November 3rd.
    • Bringing it to the County Board of Elections Office no later than November 3rd by 9pm.
    • Bringing it to an early voting poll site between October 24th and November 1st
    • Bringing it to a poll site on November 3rd by 9pm.

Dates to Remember

  • Oct. 27: Last day to apply online, by email, fax or to postmark an application or letter of application by mail for an absentee ballot
  • Nov. 2: Last day to apply IN-PERSON for absentee ballot
  • Nov. 3: Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the local board of elections no later than Nov. 10th
  • Nov. 3: Last day to deliver ballot IN-PERSON to the local board of elections or to any poll site

Early Voting

For those of you who may not know, Gov. Cuomo signed legislation in 2019 establishing early voting in New York State. This means that if you don't want to vote via an absentee ballot, or have a personal or professional conflict on the Nov. 3 Election Day, you have time to vote ahead of the Nov. 3 Election Day.

Early Voting Schedule

  • Saturday, Oct. 24: 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 25: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 26: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 27: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 28: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 29: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 30: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 31: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 1: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Learn More About Early Voting

You can contact the Orange County Board of Elections at (845) 360-6500, the State Board of Elections at (518) 474-1953, or visit

Early Voting Polling Locations

City of Newburgh Activity Center
401 Washington St., Newburgh, NY

Newburgh (City & Town) | New Windsor


Cornwall Ambulance Building
1 Clinton St., Cornwall, NY

Cornwall | Highlands | Woodbury | Blooming Grove


Warwick Town Hall
132 Kings Hwy, Warwick, NY

Warwick | Goshen | Chester | Tuxedo


Middletown Senior Center
62-70 W Main St., Middletown, NY

Middletown | Wawayanda | Wallkill

Village of Montgomery Senior Center
36 Bridge St., Montgomery, NY

Montgomery | Crawford | Hamptonburgh


Delaware Engine Co. #2
22 Hammond St., Port Jervis, NY

Port Jervis | Deerpark | Greenville | Mount Hope | Minisink


Monroe Town Hall
1465 Orange Tpke., Monroe, NY

Monroe | Palm Tree