Absentee Ballots

Application Request

To request an absentee ballot:

Email your application to: elections@co.ulster.ny.us

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

Military / Overseas Information

Additional Information

  • Absentee ballots must be requested; we will automatically be sending applications to all eligible Primary Election voters.
  • NYS requires a “reason” to be eligible for an absentee ballot; Please check “Temporary Illness” if your reason is related to COVID-19.
  • Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order which allows for “temporary illness” reason and emailed completed absentee ballot applications effects the June 23, 2020 Primary Election only.  
  • Applications will only be mailed to eligible Primary voters enrolled in a political party that has an active election contest.  The June 23, 2020 Primary Election Ballot has not been determined yet.
  • For additional information email elections@co.ulster.ny.us or call (845)334-5470


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