Early Voting Tips and Information

Early Voting Is Now Open In The State Of New York

Be Advised: Early Voting Differs County By County!

Find out the specific locations, hours and rules for Early Voting in your county by visiting your county's Board of Elections website or calling them using the phone number provided on their website.

You can also look up your Early Voting Location(s), Polling Place and County Board of Elections Office phone number directly, based on your address.

Give Yourself Enough Time

Do You Need to Bring ID?

  • If you've voted in New York before, you don't need to provide ID to vote.
  • If you're a first-time voter who registered by mail, and didn't provide a copy of your ID with your registration, you may need to show ID to vote.
  • Acceptable forms include: a current and valid photo ID; or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.
  • Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote an affidavit ballot. There are longstanding concerns that affidavit ballots are disregarded except when elections are close between Democrats and Republicans. In New York, that could mean votes for Green candidates might never be counted. Do everything you can to vote by standard ballot.

Paid Time Off To Vote On Election Day

Download the Board of Election's FAQ on your right to paid time off to vote

If you qualify for paid time off to vote, the deadline to notify your employer of your intention to use that time is "two working days" before Election Day. A "working day" generally means a day that your place of employment is operating.

  • If your place of employment is open Monday-Friday, then you should give notice to your employer by Friday, October 30th, because it is not open on Saturday or Sunday.
  • If your place of employment is open Wednesday-Sunday, then you could give notice on Sunday, two days before Election Day.

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  • Michael ONeil
    published this page in Elections 2020-10-28 20:33:44 -0400