If you need an absentee ballot for the upcoming November 8 election, you can download an application here. If you hand deliver your application to the Board of Elections, you have until November 7--the day before the election--to do so. If you mail your application, it must be postmarked no later than tomorrow, November 1. If you submit the application by mail, your absentee ballot will be mailed to you.
If you return your ballot by mail, it must be postmarked no later than the day before the election, November 7, and it must be received no later than November 15. If your ballot is delivered by hand to the Board of Elections, it must be done before the close of the polls on election day, November 8.
NOTE: The Board of Elections has advised that absentee ballots returned to them on election day must be returned by someone other than the voter. If you are in Columbia County on election day, you must vote at your polling place.