Absentee Ballots

Application Request

To request an absentee ballot you may apply for one in any of the following ways:

Check the status of your absentee ballot request

Mail your Application to:
Ulster County Board of Elections
284 Wall Street
Kingston, NY 12401

Email your completed application to: absentees@co.ulster.ny.us

If a voter chooses to vote by absentee, they should expect to receive a ballot with two envelopes, an inner oath envelope and an outer return envelope. Once the ballot is marked and placed in the inner envelope, it is critical that the voter sign, and date the inner absentee ballot envelope on the space provided and seal it. That is placed in the outer envelope, which has the Board’s return mail information printed on it, and returned to the Board of Elections.

Military / Overseas Information

Additional Information


You may vote by absentee ballot if you will be:

  • unavoidably absent from your county on Election Day
  • unable to appear at the polls due to illness or disability
  • a patient in a Veterans’ Administration Hospital
  • detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony
  • Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability (temporary illness includes being unable to appear due to risk of contracting or spreading a communicable disease like COVID-19).
  • Unable to appear because you are the primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled.

Important Dates:

Expanded Absentee Hours for the November 2, 2021 General Election:

Tuesday,   October 19th: 9 AM – 8 PM

Thursday, October 21st: 9 AM – 8 PM

Saturday,   October 23rd: 10 AM – 3 PM

Sunday, October 24th: 10 – 3 PM

Tuesday,   October 26th: 9 AM – 8 PM

Thursday, October 28th: 9 AM – 8 PM

Saturday,   October 30th: 10 AM –3 PM

Sunday, October 31st: 10AM – 3 PM

October 18, 2021 – Absentee ballot applications by mail or electronic portal must be received by the BOE not later than 15 days before the election (October 18, 2021).  You may continue to apply for an absentee in person and receive your ballot over the counter through November 1, 2021 by visiting the Ulster BOE at 284 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12401.

November 1, 2021 – Last day to apply in person for general election ballot.

November 2, 2021Last day to postmark general election ballot. Must be received by the county board no later than Nov. 9th. Last day to deliver general election ballot in person to your county board or your poll site, by close of polls on election day.