Vote safely in the June 23, 2020 New York Primary Election. This is our constitutional right. Take two minutes to apply for your absentee ballot now at

To help protect the right to vote while preventing community spread of COVID-19, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an Executive Order on April 9, 2020 expanding the definition of “temporary illness or disability” on absentee ballot applications to include “the potential for contraction of COVID-19.”

IMPORTANT NOTE: Every registered voter is eligible to cite “Temporary illness or physical disability (including affected/potential of COVID-19)” when filling out an absentee ballot application. You do not need to have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to select that option.

IMPORTANT DATES for voting by absentee ballot in the June 2020 Primary Election in New York State:

  • June 16: Last day to submit an online application, postmark an application or letter of application by mail, or send an email or fax for an absentee ballot
  • June 22: Last day to apply in-person for an absentee ballot
  • June 23: Last day to postmark a ballot. Must be received by the local board of elections no later than June 30.
  • June 23: Last day to deliver a ballot in-person to the local board of elections (by someone other than the voter

It’s all hands on deck for the ongoing 2020 Census. Take 10 minutes and fill out the 2020 Census now at

When we are not counted, we are rendered invisible. We must ensure every single Queens resident (of every age and regardless of documentation) is counted. Our families’ futures depend on a full and accurate 2020 Census count.

Our response rate will determine how much federal funding we receive for schools, hospitals, transit, roads and bridges and more,  as well as how much representation we will have in Congress for the next ten years. An undercount is something the Borough of Families simply cannot afford. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Census counts every single person living as of April 1, 2020 in the United States and five U.S. territories. There is no citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

IMPORTANT DATES for the 2020 Census:

  • March 12- October 31: Self-response period for households to complete the 2020 Census online, by phone or by mail 
  • October 31: Last day for households to self-respond online, by phone or by mail


For resource materials and information, including tutorial videos, fliers and more about Census-related initiatives sponsored by Borough President Lee and her Queens Complete Count Committee, visit