How You Can Vote

  1. Early By Mail
  2. Absentee
  3. Early In Person
  4. Election Day

What Is Early By Mail Voting?

Similar to absentee ballot, voters may cast their election ballot without appearing at an Early Voting or Election Day poll site.

Who Can Vote Early By Mail?

All registered voters in Ontario County may vote Early By Mail. You must apply before the election is held.

How Do I Apply?


We must receive your application no later than 10 days before the election. You may also apply in person up to the day before the election.

You can check on your ballot via the NYS Board of Elections Portal.

How Do I Cast My Early By Mail Ballot?

  1. Once your receive the ballot, mark your choices for each office following the instructions on the ballot.
  2. Once you have completed marking your ballot, fold it up and place it in the Security Envelope.
  3. Sign and date the outside of the Security Envelope, then seal the Security Envelope.
  4. Place the Security Envelope in the Return Envelope. This envelope is pre-addressed to the Ontario County Board of Elections on the outside with a logo that reads, “Official Election Mail”. The Return Envelope does not require any additional postage.
  5. Seal the Return Envelope and place it in the mail. You can also bring it to the Board’s offices or drop it off at any Early Voting or Election Day poll site.

    Ensure your ballot is counted! The Return Envelope must be postmarked by 9 PM election day or delivered in person.