Any voter wishing to avoid potential contraction of the COVID-19 virus may now apply for an absentee ballot under the reason of “temporary illness” according to Executive Order 202.15.

In addition, the order allows absentee applications for the June 23rd Primary to be submitted electronically.

A press release from the Otsego County Board of Elections also offers these tips:

Reminder: Executive order 202.12 postponed the Presidential Primary scheduled for April 28th and combined it with the State/Local Primaries on June 23rd.

The last day for new voters to register for the Primary is May 29th.

Early Voting for the Primary will be from June 13th-June 21st at the Meadows Office Complex outside Cooperstown.

Executive Order 202.13 postponed the circulation and filing of independent petitions until further notice.

Contact the Board of Elections at 607-547-4247 or visit for more information.