Gov. Cuomo to issue executive order allowing all New Yorkers to vote by absentee ballot

Editor’s note: This press release was provided by County Legislator Terry Clements.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that he will be issuing an Executive Order allowing all New Yorkers to be able to vote by absentee ballot in the June 23 primaries.

Under New York State law, to request an absentee ballot, voters must have a qualified reason, including illness, for not being able to vote in person. Under the Governor’s new emergency plan, the chance of contracting COVID-19 will be sufficient to satisfy the illness requirement.

Absentee ballots will have to be requested from the Westchester County Board of Elections.  As more information becomes available from the Governor’s office, I will be sure to pass it along.

In the meanwhile, below is the latest “What You Need To Know” information from the Governor and the State Department of Health.

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