N.Y. Election Law Section 8-710
Early mail ballots

  • deadline for receipt, and delivery to polling place


The board of elections shall cause all early mail ballots received by it before the close of the polls on election day and all ballots contained in envelopes showing a cancellation mark of the United States postal service or a foreign country’s postal service, or showing a dated endorsement of receipt by another agency of the United States government, with a date which is ascertained to be not later than the day of the election and received by such board of elections not later than seven days following the day of election to be cast and counted. For purposes of this section, any early mail ballot received by the board of elections by mail that does not bear or display a dated postmark shall be presumed to have been timely mailed or delivered if such ballot bears a time stamp of the receiving board of elections indicating receipt by such board on the day after the election.


Early mail ballots received by the board of elections shall be retained at the board of elections and cast and canvassed pursuant to the provisions of § 9-209 (Canvass of absentee, military and special ballots, and ballots cast in affidavit envelopes)section 9-209 of this chapter. * NB Effective January 1, 2024

Source: Section 8-710 — Early mail ballots; deadline for receipt, and delivery to polling place, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ELN/8-710 (updated Sep. 22, 2023; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2023

§ 8-710’s source at nysenate​.gov

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