Election 2020

Information for the upcoming election with COVID-19:

The New York State Presidential Primary is being held on June 23, 2020. The State/Local primary will also still be held. All registered voters, who are eligible for the primary election will receive an absentee ballot application in the mail. Please complete the application and return to the Cortland County BOE as soon as possible. Details about early voting, election day and poll site information will follow.

Click Here for information on COVID-19 Absentee voting.

Click Here for the Absentee Ballot Application

Click Here for Accessible Absentee Ballot Application 

Click Here for information about Poll Site Changes due to COVID-19

Voting Information for Individuals with Disabilities 

For individuals who need the assistance of the ballot marking device and Board of Elections staff in order to complete their absentee ballot for the upcoming election, please contact the Board of Elections office at 607-753-5032. We have voting machines available at our office, located at 112 River Street, Cortland NY 13045, during office hours, for individual use. 

Monday - Friday

8am - 4pm

Primary Election:

General Election:

November 3, 2020

All polling locations will be open 6am - 9pm.

For early voting information, please click on the link to your left. 

Election Results
Click here to obtain results for Village, Primary and General Elections
Click here to get up-to-date election results

 Interested in Being a Poll Inspector?

Contact our office for more information.

Hearing Impaired Citizens
Hearing Impaired people with TTD may call 1 800-533-8683 or visit our website.

Attention Federal Employees
If you are asked to run for Public Office, please call 1-800-854-2824 before you make any commitments. Reference the Hatch Act.

Military and Overseas Voters 

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Candidate Information

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Qualifications to Register to Vote:
-  Be a United States citizen
-  Be 18 yrs old by December 31 of the year in which you file this form ( note: you must be 18 yrs old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote)
-  Resident of this state and the county, city or village for at least 30 days before the election
-  Not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction ( unless parolee pardoned or restored rights of citizenship)
-  Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court
-  Not claim the right to vote elsewhere.