DELHI --- Due to an executive order from the governor during the COVID-19 shutdown across New York, state election law has been temporarily changed to allow any registered voter to apply to vote by absentee ballot in the primary vote on June 23.
Democrats have a Presidential Primary vote, while Republicans are voting on a Congressional primary race in all county towns, and the 122 District Assembly primary race in Colchester, Deposit, Franklin, Hancock, Masonville, Sidney, Tompkins and Walton.
For this primary only, all active and inactive registered Democratic and Republican voters in Delaware County have been mailed an absentee ballot application. Anyone wishing to vote absentee must fill out the form, claiming temporary illness, which includes the potential for contracting COVID-19.
The application must be mailed to the Delaware County Board of Elections and postmarked by May 29 at the latest. The board of elections, in its press release, said the applicant may also register in person. You must be a registered Democrat or Republican to vote in the primary. Early voting will be Saturday, June 13 through Sunday, June 21.
According to the press release, registration forms and applications for absentee ballots are online or voters can call 607-832-5321 or stop in the office at 3 Gallant Avenue, Delhi.
For more information, go to the board of elections website at www.co.delaware.ny.us/departments/elec/elec.htm.