Early Voting is Underway: Read Our Voter Guide

Voter Info | October 26, 2023

 By Peter Aronson

Election season is upon us and Our Vote is Our Power! Early voting for the general election begins on Saturday, October 28, and runs through Sunday, November 5, with Election Day on Tuesday, November 7. 

In the fight against climate change, every election is crucial. 

Crucial because every government official elected has the ability to promote, push and pass green legislation.

Crucial because the more green legislation that becomes law, the greater chance we have of meeting all our climate goals by eliminating greenhouse gas emissions and increasing all sources of renewable energy. 

Join the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and pledge to vote early in the general election!

Even though in some quarters this is considered an off year – we are not electing a president, any members of Congress or a NYC mayor – we are still electing many important government officials, including mayors and county legislators across the state as well as the entire New York City Council. 

The key election dates for New York State are: 

Early Voting: Saturday, October 28, 2023 – Sunday, November 5, 2023

Election Day: Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Key dates for absentee ballots:

Last day to apply in person for general election ballot: November 6, 2023

Last day to postmark general election ballot: November 7, 2023 (Must be received by the county board no later than Nov 14)

Last day to deliver general election ballot in person to your county board or your poll site: by close of polls on election day, November 7

I want to vote but where is my polling location?

Sometimes polling locations can change from cycle-to-cycle, so it’s good to have that information in hand before heading out the door. For information about where to vote, use this handy tool from the Board of Elections. Just enter your address and they’ll provide your polling site! 

Visit the New York State Board of Elections home page for more details about every aspect of 2023 voting, including comprehensive information about absentee voting, military and overseas voting, as well as information about voting machines and the latest redistricting map. 

For additional info about the New York City election, in particular, this article in City & State NY highlights the City Council elections to watch. 

Our sister organization, the New York League of Conservation Voters, has made 131 endorsements in the 2023 election cycle, the most in an off-year election in its 34-year history and an indication that the environment continues to grow in importance for voters. Of the 48 candidates from the first round of endorsements, 95% of them won their primary election.

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