Common Cause New York will continue to update this page with resources and more information as New York’s response to this crisis evolves.
Latest elections update 9/2/2020
Tuesday, November 3rd is fast approaching. Do you know how you’re going to vote- absentee, early or on Election Day? Take these easy steps today to ensure your voice is heard:
- Check your voter registration status to make sure everything is up to date.
- Voting absentee? Request your absentee ballot ONLINE today! Ballots will start to be mailed on September 18th!
Voting early? Early voting runs from Saturday, October 24th – Sunday, November 1st. Hours & locations coming soon! And, of course, polls will be open on Tuesday, November 3rd from 6 am to 9 pm.
We remain laser focused on ensuring our democracy continues to function and that our 2020 elections can be held safely and securely. We’ve released a comprehensive plan in our latest white paper, New York’s Democracy Doesn’t Pause: How Our Elections Can Proceed During a Pandemic, that outlines how we can adapt and hold our elections safely without disenfranchising New York voters. Our advocacy has been successful, here’s what we’ve won for New Yorkers so far:
- Consolidating the primaries to June 23rd
- Expansion of absentee voting for the 2020 election cycle
- Streamlining the process to vote absentee