Vote Early This Election Cycle

Early voting begins on October 29 and, with the Environmental Bond Act on the ballot this election, New York voters have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve quality of life, modernize infrastructure, and safeguard clean drinking water.

The largest environmental bond act in state history, the Clean Water, Clean Air, Green Jobs Bond Act authorizes $4.2 billion to fund critical environmental restoration projects.

It is essential that we vote, and that we vote early.

Why vote early? By choosing to vote early, you will give yourself more options to exercise your vote on a day and time that is convenient for you. You will also benefit from avoiding long lines and ensuring that no last-minute issues prevent you from registering your vote. 

In New York, voting early is just like voting on Election Day. Early voters scan their completed ballot just after privately marking it. Early voting results are counted, tabulated, and included in the election night (unofficial) totals.  


In New York State, voters may visit ANY of the Early Voting Centers in the county where they reside, except in New York City, where voters are assigned by address to ONE early voting site.

As we approach election day, there are some important dates coming up in New York:

  • Deadline to request an absentee ballot online: Monday, October 24, November 7 in person
  • Absentee ballots must be returned or postmarked by Tuesday, November 8
  • Early Voting: Saturday October 29 to Sunday November 6
  • General Election Day: Tuesday, November 8

Use the helpful tools below to make sure you’re prepared:

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