There are three ways to vote: Early Voting, in-person on Election Day, or Absentee Voting. Learn how to choose the way that’s most convenient for you.

Early Voting

The early voting period is October 23–31, 2021. The three early voting sites are:

The locations are open:

  • Saturday, October 23: 10am–3pm
  • Sunday, October 24: 10am–3pm
  • Monday, October 25: 10am–6pm
  • Tuesday, October 26: 10am–6pm (New Hartford: 10am–8pm)
  • Wednesday, October 27: 10am–6pm
  • Thursday, October 28: 10am–6pm (New Hartford: 10am–8pm)
  • Friday, October 29: 10am–6pm
  • Saturday, October 30: 10am–3pm
  • Sunday, October 31: 10am–3pm

Anyone registered to vote anywhere in Oneida County can vote in any of these Early Voting locations.

Election Day

Election day is on Tuesday, November 2nd. South Utica has two polling locations: the Parkway Recreation Center at 220 Memorial Parkway and the Jewish Community Center at 2310 Oneida Street. Which location you use depends on where you live in South Utica: election districts 1–6 vote at the Jewish Community Center, and election districts 7–10 vote at the Parkway Recreation Center. On Election Day, polls are open from 6am until 9pm.

Absentee Voting

In New York State, you can also vote by absentee ballot. To do so, you must request an absentee ballot by October 18th from the Board of Elections: call 315-798-5765.

From the BoE website:

Qualifications to Vote by Absentee Ballot

  • Absent from your county or, if a resident of New York City absent from said city, on Election Day.
  • Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability; or because you are the primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled.
  • A patient or inmate in a Veterans’ Administration Hospital
  • Detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony.

How to Apply for an Absentee Ballot

Applications for Absentee Ballots are available from the Oneida County Board of Elections by calling 315-798-5765. You may also download a PDF version of the Absentee Ballot Application.

Upon completion, applications must be mailed to Oneida County Board of Elections, Union Station, 321 Main Street 3rd Floor, Utica, NY 13501 no later than the seventh day before the election or delivered in person no later than 9:00 PM the day of the election.

Voters can still request an absentee ballot due to the pandemic. When completing the absentee ballot application, voters should select “temporary illness or physical disability” as their reason for requesting the application.

Absentee ballot boxes will be at each poll site on Election Day, at each of the 3 early voting sites throughout the early voting period, and at the BOE. Voters within Oneida County can drop their absentee ballots off at any of these sites.