This Is The Time to Check on Election Logistics
There are multiple options and every State is different, so get NYC election logistics right!
First, if you’re NOT registered to vote in New York City, or you need to change your address or party affiliation, New York offers online voter registration through the Department of Motor Vehicles. You can also register by mail by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You may also obtain Registration Forms from libraries, post offices, and most New York City government agencies. For complete instructions visit https://vote.nyc/page/register-vote
You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.
- The deadline to register is October 9, 2020 – if you mail it, the postmark MUST be Oct. 9; if you bring it to a BOE location they will be open till 9pm on Oct. 9th.
- To check your registration, visit: https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/
- If your address is incorrect, you have until October 14, 2020 to update it
- Not sure if you’re registered? Check here
Once you are registered, you may vote three ways:
- In person on Election Day (11/3). Some polling locations have changed, so check here https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/
- In person at the nearest early voting site to your home between 10/24 – 11/1. Check Here: https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/
- Or by absentee ballot, by requesting an absentee ballot by 10/27 and returning it by Election Day (by mail or to one of the new ballot drop boxes that will be at Board of Elections offices, early voting sites and 1,300 Election Day polling places). You can also track your absentee ballot HERE.
Board of Elections Executive Office, 32-42 Broadway, 7 Fl, New York, NY 10004, Tel: 1-212-487-5400
Board of Elections Manhattan Office, 200 Varick Street, 10 Fl, New York, NY 10014, Tel: 1-212-886-2100, Fax: 1-646-638-2047
Early voting is a great option to avoid mail-in ballot delays and potentially long lines on Election Day (11/3). Absentee voting is best if you’re not comfortable going to the polls.