Voting by Absentee Ballot
Any voter, if they will be out of their county on Election Day or will be unable to go to the polls because of illness or physical disability, may vote by absentee ballot.
- Absentee FAQs
- Absentee Application form (printable)
- Absentee Voting Deadlines
- Permanent Absentee
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- Federal Voting
An Absentee Ballot Application Form may be obtained by visiting any county board of elections office, most town clerk's offices, by calling the Dutchess County Board of Elections at 845-486-2473, or by downloading, below (courtesy of the State Board of Elections).
Disclaimer- All absentee applications must be mailed or brought in person. NO FAXED COPIES.
To download a PDF version of the Absentee Ballot Application Form (29K), click here. You will need the Adobe ™ Acrobat Reader to view and print the voter registration form. You may download the the program, free, from the Adobe ™ website.
Special information for absentee voting for voters abroad is available here.
If you meet the below requirements you must complete a special presidential application and vote on a special presidential ballot on which the only office to appear is that for the electors for President and Vice President.
- You must have been registered in Dutchess County prior to your move, and your move out of this county must have occurred after the 30th day preceding this presidential election - October 7.
- You must have missed the voter registration deadline and/or residency requirement in the new county or state to which you moved, and thus unable to register from your new address.