Election Districts Map

Click here to view the Town of New Windsor Election Districts Map

Residents must use their election district to vote only on Election Day (11/3/2020).

2020 General Election Information

General Election Early Voting Dates & Sites

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Early Voting Period is October 24, 2020 - November 1, 2020

Click HERE to view a Press Release from Orange County Board of Elections on 8/19/2020.

Qualifications to Vote by Absentee 

  1. Absent from Orange County on Election Day.
  2. Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability (temporary illness includes being unable to appear due to risk of contracting or spreading a communicable disease like COVID-19).
  3. Unable to appear because you are the primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled.
  4. A resident or patient of a Veterans Health Administration Hospital.
  5. Detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony.

 

When is it due?

You must apply online, postmark, email or fax a completed application or letter request for the General Election Absentee ballot no later than 7 days (October 27, 2020) before the election. You may apply in-person up to the day before the election (November 2, 2020). You may file an application at any time before the deadlines, but ballots will be mailed out beginning on or about September 18, 2020. (PLEASE BE AWARE THAT DESPITE THE ABOVE DEADLINES THE POST OFFICE HAS ADVISED THAT THEY CANNOT GUARANTEE TIMELY DELIVERY OF BALLOTS APPLIED FOR LESS THAN 15 DAYS BEFORE AN ELECTION.)

 

How to Apply for an Absentee Ballot

You may apply for an absentee ballot in any of the following ways:

  • Electronically through our Absentee Ballot Application Portal:  Electronic Absentee Ballot Request Portal
  • By sending an email request to [email protected]
  • By telephoning a request to (845) 360-6500
  • By sending a fax request to (845) 291-2437
  • By going in-person to our office - Orange County Board of Elections, 75 Webster Ave, Goshen, NY 10924 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, masks are required)
  • By mailing a paper application to your local Orange County Board of Elections, PO Box 30, Goshen, NY 10924
    You can download a PDF version of the New York State Absentee Ballot Application Form: 
    Absentee Ballot Application - English  Absentee Ballot Application - Spanish

  Upon completion, applications must be mailed to your local board no later than the seventh day before the election or delivered in person no later than the day before the election.

By sending a letter to Orange County Board of Elections, PO Box 30, Goshen, NY 10924.
 . The letter must contain the following information:

  1. Name and date of birth of the voter
  2. the address where you are registered
  3. an address where the ballot is to be sent, and
  4. the reason for the request.

     If you apply by letter, an application form will be mailed with your ballot. The application form must be completed and returned with your ballot.


If you cannot pick up your ballot, or will not be able to receive it through the mail, 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 subsequent election without further application. Simply file an application with your county board of elections indicating permanent illness or physical disability.

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

 If you are visually impaired or otherwise disabled, such that your disability requires you to use an accessible absentee ballot application, you have two accessible options to request a ballot on this page, either using the Accessible Electronic Ballot Application Portal:

Accessible Electronic Ballot Application Portal
Accessible Electronic Ballot Application Portal Instructions