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Military and Overseas Voting

Military and Overseas Voting

Federal Post Card Application

If you or your family are in the military or you currently reside overseas, do not use our Absentee Ballot Application.


You are entitled to special provisions if you apply using the Federal Post Card Application. This application will register you (if not already registered) and will also serve as your absentee ballot application for 2 federal general election cycles.


Download the Application


For more information about military/overseas voting, contact the board of elections or refer to the Military and Federal Voting sections at:


Military Voters


Persons serving in the military, along with their spouses and/or dependents, may register as a military voter in New York, entitling them to receive an absentee ballot for all federal, state and local races that they would be otherwise entitled to vote in if they were to go to their assigned polling place based on their New York residence.


Overseas (Federal) Voters


United States citizens living outside of the United States whose last U.S. residence was in New York, along with their children, may register as a special federal voter in New York, entitling them to receive an absentee ballot for all federal races (President/Vice President, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives) that they would be otherwise entitled to vote in based on their New York address.


On the application, you state how you would like to receive your ballot (mail, fax or email).


If you choose to receive your voting materials by email/online, you will receive an email notification directing you to the State's online ballot delivery site to access your ballot.


Return Your Ballot


Regardless of how you receive your ballot, it must be return to your Board of Elections borough office by postal mail. 


Track Your Ballot


Use New York's Military and Overseas Ballot Tracking Website to track when your ballot has been received by the Board of Elections.