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Requesting your Absentee Ballot

You can now request your ballot electronically or by phone at 518-853-8180

Please note that you will not receive a confirmation email upon submission, and that you should record your confirmation number for your records.

Please note: Online and phone absentee ballot requests legally must be received by the Montgomery County Board of Elections on or before October 27th, 2020, but we strongly encourage you to submit your request as soon as possible, well before this deadline, and no later than October 17th. After this date, we recommend that you vote in person at an early voting site or on Election Day at your designated poll site.

Casting your absentee ballot:

  1. Once you receive the ballot, mark the ballot according to your choices for each office following the instructions on the ballot. Be sure to vote for the entire ticket.
  2. Once you have completed marking your ballot, fold it up and place it in the Security Envelope. (This envelope will have a place for your signature.)
  3. Sign and date the outside of the Security Envelope.
  4. Seal the Security Envelope.
  5. Place the Security Envelope in the Return Envelope. (This envelope will have the return address of your county Board of Elections on the outside and should have a logo that reads, “Official Election Mail”)
  6. Seal the Return Envelope.

Returning your absentee ballot:

  • By mail: Absentee ballots returned to the Montgomery County BOE by mail must be postmarked on or before November 3rd, 2020.
  • In person: Deliver your absentee ballot in person during business hours to the Montgomery County BOE (9 Park Street Fonda, NY 12068-1500) on or before November 3rd. You can also return your absentee ballot at an early voting poll site during the early voting period, or at a poll site on election day.

The early voting period for the 2020 general election is Saturday, October 24th to Sunday November 1st. Early voting poll sites will differ from your typical poll site.

  1. Old Courthouse – 9 Park Street, Fonda, NY 12068​

Hours for Early Voting

Saturday Oct 24 – 9:00am to 2:00pm

Sunday Oct 25 – 9:00am to 2:00pm

Monday Oct 26 – noon to 8:00pm

Tuesday Oct 27 –9:00am to 5:00pm

Wednesday Oct 28 – noon to 8:00pm

Thursday Oct 29 – 9:00am to 5:00pm

Friday Oct 30 – 9:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday Oct 31– 9:00am to 2:00pm

Sunday Nov 1 – 9:00am to 2:00pm

Find Your Polling Location by using this link:

NYS Voter Lookup

Election Day Polling Hours:6 am to 9 pm in Montgomery County.

Questions? Contact your local Board of Elections:

Montgomery County Board of Elections Department

Old Courthouse

9 Park Street

P.O. Box 1500

Fonda, NY 12068-1500

Fax: 518-853-8392