This year, early voting begins on Saturday, October 28 for the general election in New York, and runs through Sunday, November 5. Election day is Tuesday, November 7.
There are many important local races on the ballot this year, including Town Supervisors, Mayors, County Legislators, and the New York City Council. You can click here to see your ballot so you know what’s at stake where you live.
Although it is not a federal election year, it is still 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.
Outside of the city, you will have an assigned polling location only if you wait until Election Day.
As we approach Election Day, there are some important dates coming up in New York:
- Deadline to request an absentee ballot: Oct 23 (online or by mail), Nov 6 (in person)
- Absentee ballots must be returned or postmarked by Nov 7
- Early Voting: Saturday, Oct 28 to Sunday Nov 5
- General Election Day: Tuesday, Nov 7
If you live in Nassau County, you can check your early voting locations here.