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Voting During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 concerns, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has postponed the 2020 Presidential Primary and NY-27’s Special Election until Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The March 18 Village of Geneseo elections have been postponed to September 15th, 2020 (check back for more information!). 

Here’s what you need to know to vote and make sure it gets counted!

Please also see our May 14, 2020 letter to the campus community or our June 10, 2020 letter to the campus community detailing the latest information and updates related to the 2020 elections.

COVID-19 and Voting

This is a situation that changes daily. For more info on voting during the pandemic, see The New York State Board of Elections website and the Livingston County Board of Elections website.

Register to Vote Here

Requesting an Absentee Ballot

(Due to the COVID-19 emergency, every registered voter may vote by absentee ballot.) 

  • As a SUNY Geneseo student, you may vote absentee in NYS because you are: 
    • Absent from the county you are registered to vote, or if from NYC, absent from NYC. (If you are registered to vote on campus and will not be in Livingston County on June 23, 2020, this applies to you.)
    • Living in Geneseo off-campus where you are registered to vote and choose not to vote in person because of the coronavirus, or  
    • Registered at your permanent home address (not Geneseo) and choose not to vote in person because of the coronavirus. (Request a ballot(s) from your home county, not Livingston County.)  
  • Apply for your absentee ballot here! (The absentee ballot application must be postmarked by June 16 for the June 23 elections, and seven days before the Village election once a date is announced. It is highly recommended you APPLY NOW for all elections.)
    • If you are registered on-campus, your street address is 10 MacVittie Circle and name of Residence Hall, and your apartment is your room number. 
    • If registered off-campus, use your off-campus address.
    • If registered at your permanent home address, use that address AND mail to your home county Board of Elections. 
    • Use this form for an example absentee ballot.
  • Your absentee ballot will be sent to you by mail (at the address you indicate in Boxes 6 and/or 7). We recommend mailing it immediately after completion, but absentee ballots must be postmarked by June 22 for the June 23 elections and the day before the Village of Geneseo election. 

Be a More Informed Voter

Find Your Polling Place

  • If you are registered to vote on campus, the on-campus polling site at Kuhl Gym will not be open for the June 23 Elections or Village of Geneseo Election. If you are voting in person, the two physical poll sites are:
    • For voters in Districts 1 and 4 at St. Mary's Parish Center (13 North St
    • For voters in Districts 2, 3, and 5 (on-campus voters) at United Methodist Church (4520 St Rt 63)
  • If you are registered elsewhere, use this link to find your polling place. 

Still have questions?