Absentee Voting: Request Ballot by October 27th
Review the absentee ballot application and confirm that you meet the eligibility requirements for voting by absentee. Fill out the application completely and submit the request to your local election office by Tuesday, October 27th at the latest. When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete and return it (and remember a stamp!). You can track your absentee ballot here.
Too late to return your ballot by mail? You can drop it off at any polling place within your county of residence on Election Day.
Attention Brooklyn voters! If you received a ballot envelope listing the wrong person, do not return your ballot. Instead, wait to receive a corrected absentee ballot packet and instructions, according to the New York City Board of Elections.
Mistakes to avoid: Here are seven common mistakes to avoid when casting your absentee ballot.
Early Voting: October 24th to November 1st
If you’re concerned about long lines on Election Day, you can cast your ballot early—from October 24th to November 1st.
Find your poll site here. Please be aware that some early voting poll sites are different from Election Day poll sites.
Provisional ballot: If poll workers cannot locate your registration, you are entitled to vote by provisional ballot, which can be checked against the statewide registry to confirm your registration. Always ask poll workers to double check the poll book for your name.
In-Person Voting on Election Day: November 3rd
The New York Board of Elections is working to ensure that all polling sites will be as clean and safe as possible, and the CDC has issued guidelines for election polling locations. Be sure to wear your mask and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after touching surfaces to stay healthy when voting.