New York ID requirements for absentee ballots

Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?

Must meet ONE of the following:

  • Absent from your county or, if a resident of New York City absent from said city, on Election Day.
  • Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability; or because you are the primary caregiver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled.
  • A resident or patient of a Veterans Health Administration Hospital.
  • Detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony.


What Types of ID are required to apply for Absentee Voting?

Absentee voters do not need to provide ID.



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