Students who register at home (outside of Broome County) should plan ahead and request an absentee ballot unless they plan to return home to vote in person.
Absentee ballot requests must be received by the local board of elections 15 days before Election Day. (See Important Dates and Deadlines).
After submitting the absentee ballot application, you will receive your ballot in the mail, so be sure to check your mailbox! You will then complete the ballot and must postmark it back to the board of elections by Election Day. It can also be dropped off at your county board of elections or any poll site in your county (out-of-county ballots cannot be dropped off at the campus polling place or any other polling place in Broome County).
- N.Y. Absentee Request Portal(recommended):
On-campus students should format their mailing address as:
BU Box ####
PO Box 6020
Binghamton, N.Y. 13902-6020
- Pre-populated N.Y. absentee ballot application for students who live on campus
- Blank N.Y. absentee ballot application
What if I miss the deadline to request an absentee ballot?
Review your options for in person voting or contact your county board of elections.
Important voting dates and deadlines
See full details on dates and deadlines on the Vote and Advocate homepage.