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

Your completed absentee ballot application must be received at the local Ulster County Board of Elections by close of business on June 16, or if sending by mail, on or before June 16. After that, voters can continue to apply for absentees in person at the Ulster County Board through the close of business on Monday, June 22nd. Voters may also vote in person from June 13th to June 21st at our early voting centers.

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. Absentee ballots must be postmarked or returned to the Ulster County Board of Elections no later than June 23, 2020.

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. 
  • 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