Make sure you are prepared for Election Day on Tuesday, November 8. Read the following tips to make sure you have an easy time exercising your right to vote.
Please make sure you learn the number of your Assembly District (AD) and Election District (ED). Visit the NYC Board of Elections website and enter your street address to find these numbers, and to check the location of your poll site, as it can change.
Having this information with you when you go to vote will allow you to bypass the check-in table at your poll site and go directly to the sign-in table for your AD and ED. Computer response times may be slow on Election Day itself, so do this before Tuesday.
Voting early seems to be the best way! Make sure you cast your vote earlier in the day so that you can avoid forgetting to vote later on. This may also set up your day nicely where you wont have to rush to the polls before 9pm.
Check out the ballot by visiting Voter’s Edge New York, a non-partisan website operated by the NYC Campaign Finance Board. All New Yorkers will have the opportunity to vote for President and Vice President, as well as in the races for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Chuck Schumer, for the U.S. House of Representatives, for State Senate, and for Assembly.
If you would like to vote by absentee ballot, there is still time to apply, but you must do it in person. Download an application online, fill it out, and bring it to your local Board of Elections office by November 7. The hours are 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday and on the weekend prior to Election Day. You cannot apply for an Absentee Ballot on Election Day. You can deliver a completed Absentee Ballot and envelope to the Borough Office on Election Day up until 9:00 P.M. If you are mailing in your absentee ballot, the last day to postmark it is November 7.
Finally, if you experience any difficulty casting your ballot on Election Day, you can contact the New York State Attorney General’s office at 1-800-771-7755 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remember to vote on Tuesday, November 8!