The state Board of Elections has approved an extension of the deadline for absentee ballot applications as New Yorkers continue to deal with the fallout of Hurricane Sandy.
The original deadline for applications transmitted by mail, fax or letter was Oct. 30. It is now today. The extension applies statewide.
Voters may still go to their local board of elections and cast an absentee ballot in person up to Monday.
The state Board of Elections also extended the deadline for absentee ballots to be returned to each local Board of Elections by an additional six days from Nov. 13-19. Ballots returned by mail still must be postmarked by Monday.
Completed absentee ballots may also be submitted in person by a voters' designee to the appropriate Board of Elections before polls close on Tuesday at 9 p.m.