To register in New York you must:
Absentee ballots and mail ballots are the same thing, and the process for getting one is straight forward.
Any registered New York voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
In almost all cases, you will need to sign up to vote by mail. The state won’t just mail you a ballot. Don't worry: we will walk you through it. There are only a handful of steps:
Contact your Local Election Office if you have questions.
This is the statewide agency that is ultimately responsible for New York elections. You can contact them with questions, but your Local Election Office will probably respond faster.
NYS Board of Elections 40 North Pearl Street, Suite 5 Albany, NY 12207‐2729