Bernadette Toombs
Republican Commissioner of Elections

[email protected]

James Wahls
Democratic Commissioner of Elections

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1062 State Route 38
PO Box 306
Owego, NY 13827

Main Phone:

Tioga County Absentee Ballot Return Plan

Last Updated: 10/20/2020

Pursuant to Executive Order 202.61, voters in Tioga County who vote by absentee have several options available to return their voted ballot other than by mail. To download a PDF of the information below, click here: Absentee Ballot Return Plan


  1. BALLOT DROP BOX: A clearly labeled and secure absentee ballot drop box is installed near the entrance to the Health and Human Services Building at 1062 State Route 38, Owego, NY 13827. This building houses the Tioga County Board of Elections and the Early Voting Center. The drop box is available for ballot drop-off until 9:00 pm on Election Night. Deposited ballots are collected daily by bipartisan election staff, and the box is continuously monitored by security cameras.


  1. OVER THE COUNTER: Voters can drop off their voted absentee ballots directly at the Board of Elections, at 1062 State Route 38 in Owego from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm week days, during the extended office hours on Oct. 20th and 22nd (open until 7:00 pm), or any additional time the office is open for Early Voting. Early Voting dates and times are listed below:




Saturday, October 24th

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Sunday, October 25th

Noon – 5:00 PM

Monday, October 26th

Noon – 8:00 PM

Tuesday, October 27th

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday, October 28th

Noon – 8:00 PM

Thursday, October 29th

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday, October 30th

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday, October 31st

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Sunday, November 1st

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM


  1. POLL SITE DROP-OFF: Voters can drop off their voted absentee ballots at any polling location on Election Day. Voters only dropping off absentee ballots may bypass any line and proceed to the table near the entrance that is marked with a sign indicating “Absentee Ballot Drop-Off.” The election inspectors at this table will accept and secure absentee ballots. When polls close on Election Night, all absentee materials will be secured with a tamper-evident seal and returned to the Board of Elections.

Remember that if you wish to vote by absentee for the 2020 General Election and you have not yet applied, the deadline is October 27th for applications by postal mail, electronic mail, phone, or online portal, but the USPS recommends applying no later than October 19th to guarantee timely delivery of ballots. You may apply in person at the Board of Elections up to close of business on November 2, the day before Election Day.

Tioga County Polling Locations for the General Election on November 3, 2020

Waverly Village Hall
32 Ithaca St, Waverly 14892

Barton Town Hall
304 State Route 17C, Waverly 14892

Lockwood Fire Department
34 Main St, Lockwood 14859

Berkshire Town Hall
18 Railroad Ave, Berkshire 13736

Candor Fire Station
74 Owego Rd, Candor 13743

Weltonville Fire Company
3232 W Creek Rd, Newark Valley 13811

Newark Valley Fire Department
7151 State Route 38, Newark Valley 13811

Nichols United Methodist Church
59 South Main St, Nichols 13812

Campville Fire Station
6153 State Route 17C, Endicott 13760

Living Water Baptist Church
1405 Taylor Rd, Owego 13827

Owego United Methodist Church
261 Main St, Owego 13827

Owego Town Hall
2354 State Route 434, Apalachin 13732

Apalachin United Methodist Church
303 Pennsylvania Ave, Apalachin 13732

Park Terrace United Methodist Church
30 Glann Rd, Apalachin 13732

Richford Town Hall
7 Bowery Lane, Richford 13835

Spencer Town Hall
79 East Tioga St, 14883

Loyal Order of Moose #1595
3 Goodrich Rd, Owego 13827

Tioga Town Hall
54 Fifth Ave, Barton 13734