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New York Voters Get Absentee Ballot Deadline Extension

From a Federal Voting Assistance Program News Release

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 2, 2012 – Registered military and overseas voters in New York will have additional time to submit a request for an absentee ballot. Due to Hurricane Sandy, the State Board of Elections has extended the deadline for receiving ballot requests by mail or by fax to today, Nov. 2.

Voters in New York County (Manhattan) should use the following emergency fax number: 212-465-2135.

Voters in Richmond County (Staten Island) should use the fax number for Bronx County: 718-299-2140.

Voters in Queens County should use the following fax number: 718-459-3384.

Voters in Kings County (Brooklyn) should use the following fax number: 718-246-5958.

Voters in Bronx County should use the following fax number: 718-299-2140.

If you have any questions, please locate and contact your election official at the following link: http://www.elections.ny.gov/CountyBoards.html.

Alternatively, you can contact the New York State Board of Elections at 518-474-6220 or by email at info@elections.ny.gov.

If you have already registered but have not received a state ballot for the Nov. 6 general election, go to the Federal voting Assistance Program website at FVAP.gov and use the back-up, federal write-in absentee ballot.

For each office listed, select or write in either a candidate’s name or their party designation. If you receive your state ballot after submitting the federal write-in ballot, vote and return the state ballot as well. You will only receive one vote; the State will only count your federal ballot if the state ballot is not received by the deadline. If your state ballot is received by the deadline your state ballot will be counted and the federal ballot will be disregarded.

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