Early Voting

Election Day, November 8th

  • Polls will be open from 6 am – 9 pm.
  • Find your polling location: 
  • If you are in line when the polls close, you can still vote! 
  • If you’re a registered voter and you arrive at the poll site, but your name is not on the rolls, cast an affidavit ballot. Your vote may count and your registration will be automatically updated.

Absentee Voting 

  • All New York residents are eligible to vote absentee due to COVID-19. The deadlines to request an absentee ballot are:
    • By mail, fax, or through the absentee request portal: Monday, October 24th.
    • In person: Monday, November 7th.
  • You can turn in your absentee ballot by:
    • Mailing it and ensuring it is postmarked no later than Tuesday, November 8th.
      • Return postage IS prepaid.
    • Bringing it to your County Board of Elections Office no later than Tuesday, November 8th by 9 pm.
    • Bringing it to an Early Voting poll site in your county between October 29th and November 6th.
    • Bringing it to a poll site in your county on November 8th by 9 pm.
  • You can track your absentee ballot here:
  • Please note: Due to recent changes in the law, New Yorkers will no longer be able to cast ballots on voting machines if they have requested an absentee ballot. If you requested an absentee ballot and end up choosing to vote in person during Early Voting or on Election Day, you will be issued an affidavit at your polling location. Your affidavit ballot will be kept separate until the election is completed, and if your absentee ballot has been received by the Board of Elections, the affidavit ballot will not be counted. 

  • Report any trouble to our nonpartisan hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE
  • Check your registration:
    • To vote in the November New York election, new voters must have registered by Friday, October 14th.
    • The deadline to update your address is Wednesday, October 19th.
  • There is no voter ID law in NYS, you do not need to bring an ID to vote.
  • Due to redistricting, you may be in a new Congressional, State Senate or State Assembly district. Check to see what’s on your ballot before you go to make sure you receive the ballot you’re entitled to:
  • New York City voters: ​​You will not be able to use Ranked Choice Voting in the general election. RCV is only used in local municipal elections in New York City.