Governor Cuomo announced earlier today he will sign an executive order authorizing any New York voter to request an absentee ballot for the June 23rd primary election. He had previously announced that the presidential primary would be consolidated with the State/Local/Congressional primary in June in order to protect public health during the COVID-19 crisis. Democratic nominations for all contested offices will be decided then.
To request an absentee ballot print out and mail this request form to your borough’s Board of Elections office (for Manhattan that’s 200 Varick Street, 10th Floor). You should try to mail in your request ASAP and the BOE will send you your ballot before Friday, May 22nd (32 days before the primary). Make sure to select “temporary illness” as your reason for requesting a mail-in ballot, as the executive order expanded that category to include anyone isolating due to COVID-19. Your vote will be counted if it is postmarked on or before June 22nd (the day before the primary). The BOE guidance on absentee voting can be found here.
If you need to check your voter registration status you can do so here. I will keep you informed if this measure is extended to the November general election.
UPDATE: the NYC Board of Elections has rolled out www.nycabsentee.com/, a web-based platform for requesting a ballot as an alternative to printing out and mailing in the paper request form.