Voting is the right we exercise to protect all other rights. There are ways to vote while practicing physical distancing and keeping safe.

ELECTION DAY IS NOVEMBER 3, 2020

Every registered voter has the right to vote by mail this fall. In addition to the info below, further details can be found on our Voting Rights + Info page.

1. REGISTER TO VOTE

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2. VOTING BY MAIL

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  • To vote by mail, you must first submit an absentee ballot application. You can apply for your absentee ballot by mail, phone, online or in-person with your county board of elections. Verify the address at which you are registered to vote at voterlookup.elections.ny.gov. Apply for your absentee ballot here.
  • To vote absentee due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you must indicate on your application that you are requesting an absentee ballot due to “Temporary Illness.”
  • After your application has been approved, you will receive an absentee ballot in the mail. Carefully follow the directions provided on the absentee ballot.
  • To avoid postal delays and any problems counting your vote, apply for and send in your absentee ballot as early as possible. If you prefer not to mail your absentee ballot, you may deliver it to any early voting or election day poll site, or to your board of elections office.

3. VOTING IN-PERSON EARLY

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Some polling sites will be open for early voting from: Saturday, October 24 to Sunday, November 1. Sites are still being determined; check with your county board of elections or at VoteEarlyNY.org

4. KEY DATES

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October 9: Last day to register to vote
October 14: Last day to file a change of address
October 27: Last day to postmark absentee ballot applications
November 2: Last day to apply for an absentee ballot in person
November 3: Election Day. Last day to postmark general election ballot