A Voter Guide for the November Election

Voter Info | October 21, 2022

It is more important than ever to vote this election day. Voting is one of the most efficient ways to support the environment by supporting candidates who have strong the environmental records or have prioritized the environment throughout their campaign. Here we have a guide for how to vote in the upcoming election on November 8th. 

The deadline to register to vote in the general election is October 14th, and you can find information on how to register to vote here. Even if you are not registered under a particular party, you are still able to vote in the general election. Make sure you are registered and all set to go on November 8th! 

Vote early for this primary election between October 29th-November 6th! If you vote early you can skip long lines on election day, and can get voting out of the way! Detailed information on how to vote early is listed here, on the website Vote Early NY. 

Absentee ballots are another option for people who will be out of their county on election day, or who are worried about the transmission of infectious diseases such as Covid-19. For those who are planning to vote via absentee ballot, the deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is October 24th. You can request an absentee ballot in person at your local Board of Elections until November 7th. In order for ballots to be valid they need to be dropped off at your local Board of Elections or your polling site by November 8th at latest, or postmarked by November 8th if mailed in. If you plan on requesting an absentee ballot, please note that voters who have requested an absentee ballot will no longer be able to vote with a polling machine on Election Day, but they will still be able to vote in person using an Affidavit ballot at their polling place. More information on how to vote via absentee ballot is available here, or on the New York Board of Elections website. 

Another thing to note for this election is the propositions to vote on on the back of the ballot. This year there is one Statewide Ballot Proposal to vote on, but there may be local proposals on your ballot based on where you’re area. Make sure you are aware of each proposition that will be on the ballot ahead of going to vote! 

If you plan to vote in person on election day, check to see if your polling place has changed using this website, and set a reminder for yourself to vote on the 8th! 

Use this link to find a list of candidates endorsed by the New York League of Conservation Voters, and happy voting!

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