October 18, 2021

Absentee ballot applications to be mailed

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All greater Cortland area registered voters who are eligible to vote in the June 23 primary will receive absentee ballot applications by mail in the near future, said local election officials.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a series of executive orders in April:

  • Allowed all New Yorkers to vote by absentee ballot in the June 23 primary.
  • Required that the state Board of Elections automatically mail every New Yorker a postage-paid application for an absentee ballot.

In Cortland County:

  • All registered Republicans are eligible to vote in the June 23 primary.
  • Registered Democrats in the 125th Assembly District may vote in the primary, in which seven candidates seek the nomination to succeed Barbara Lifton.
  • These registered voters will likely receive absentee ballot applications within the next week.

In Tompkins County:

  • All registered Democrats are eligible to vote in the June 23 primary. There are no Republican primary races.
  • All registered Democrats will be mailed absentee ballot applications by Friday.

In Cayuga County:

  • All registered Democrats and members of the Conservative and SAM parties, as well as Republicans in the 126th State Assembly District, where John Lemondes of Lafayette faces Danny Fitzpatrick of Lafayette for the GOP nomination to succeed Assembly Member Gary Finch, will be mailed absentee ballot applications the week of May 11.