Elections 2020

Elections 2020

Candidate's Debate 121st State Assembly

Daniel Buttermann (Democrat), Jacob Cornell (Libertarian), and John Salka Republican), the three candidates vying for the New York State’s 121st District Assembly seat, met in an online debate on Monday, October 26, 2020, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.  The League of Women Voters of the Cooperstown Area and the League of Women Voters of the Oneonta Area  co-sponsoried the online debate, which will take place using the Zoom platform. Buttermann, from Oneonta, is running on the Democratic Party line. Cornell, from Oneida, is running on the Libertarian Party line. Assemblyman Salka, from Brookfield, is running on the Republican, Conservative, and Independence Party lines.

Click link below to watch the debate.

 

WATCH DEBATE

Elections 2020

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Absentee Ballots for November 3 Election

Governor Cuomo Has Signed Into Law Absentee Voting Expansions In New York State for November Election!
All New York State voters can now:

    • Apply to vote by absentee ballot using the "temporary illness" cause;
    • Apply to vote by absentee ballot more than 30 days ahead of the election; and;
    • Boards of elections will now process absentee ballots received the day after the election that do not have a visible postmark date.
    • Voters may return their Absentee Ballots by mail (do so as soon as possible aftrer your receive it) or by delivering by hand to the Otsego County Board of Elections, to the polling place during Early Voting, or at your usual polling place on Election Day. If you complete an Absentee ballot, you will not have to wait in line when you return it to a polling place.
  • To vote absentee you must first apply
     How do I apply?  You can use one of the following methods: 
  • How soon can you apply? 
      • As soon as TODAY!
  • When will my ballot come? 
    • Usually around 28 days ahead of election day (think late Sept. early Oct)
  • How can I return my Ballot? 
    You have the following options
    • Return your ballot by mail
      Mail your ballot back as soon as possible to make sure it is received by the deadline
    • Deliver your ballot by hand to the Otsego County Board of Elections 
      40 County Highway 33W, Suite 2, Cooperstown, NY 13326
    • Deliver your ballot to the polling place during Early Voting 
      40 County Highway 33W, Suite 2, Cooperstown, NY 13326, 
    • Deliver your ballot to your usual polling place on Election Day 
      If you complete an Absentee ballot, you will not have to wait in line when you return it to a polling place.
  • Need more help?
    • Call the League of Women Voters of New York State (518) 465-4162

2020 General Elections Calendar

Table of Dates and Deadlines for 2020 Election (as of 9.19.2020)

Further Questions?

Contact the Otsego County Board of Elections by phone (607-547-4247) or email (BOE [at] otsegocounty.com) or visit the Board of Election web page.