Oneida County, New York Elections

How to Vote by Mail (Absentee)

All registered voters in Oneida County can vote by mail, also called absentee voting. You can ask to get your ballot in the mail for the next election, or for all future elections.

Request a Ballot

You can request an absentee ballot for yourself by filling out an application. You can request an application by calling (315) 798-5765 or emailing You can also apply:

If you cannot pick up your ballot, you have the right to designate someone to pick it up for you. Only that person designated on your application may pick up and deliver your ballot.

If you are permanently ill or disabled, you have the right to receive an absentee ballot for each election permanently. Simply file an application indicating your reason as permanent illness or physical disability.

You will then automatically receive an absentee ballot for every election until your registration is canceled.

Mail Us Your Ballot Application

Mail or deliver your completed application to:

Oneida County Board of Elections
321 Main Street, Third Floor
Utica, NY 13501

Complete and Send in Your Ballot

We’ll send you an absentee ballot in the mail with a return envelope. You have two options to return it for the election:

  • Mail back the ballot so it is postmarked on or before Election Day.
  • Deliver it in person to the Board of Elections, any early voting site, or an election day poll site on Election Day.