Registered voters in New York can vote early (between Oct. 24 or Nov. 1), absentee (by mail or drop off) or on election day (Nov. 3).

We urge everyone to vote early. If you cannot vote early, vote by mail or election day.

Vote Early

Vote early
from Sat. Oct. 24 to Sun. Nov 1st -- nine days of short lines and expanded hours.

What is early voting?
Early voting is a period of 9 days during which voters can cast their ballots early. Your polling place during early voting may differ from your election day polling site.

Why should I vote early?
Early voting sites are less busy than election day voting sites. You can vote more quickly and avoid crowds.

It took weeks to finalize results of our primary in June: we need as many votes counted by Nov. 3 as possible so that Joe Biden is the clear winner and we can send Trump packing.

Will my vote still count?
Your vote will still count! Early votes are included in election night results.

Early Vote Locations

Bronx Early Voting

Bronx residents can find their assigned early poll site and sample ballot here.
Westchester Early Voting

Westchester residents can vote early at any of the following locations in NY-16 (full county list here):
  • Eastchester Public Library, 11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester, NY 10709
  • Mamaroneck Town Center, 740 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543
  • Mt. Vernon City Hall, 1 Roosevelt Square, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550
  • New Rochelle City Hall Annex – 90 Beaufort Place, 90 Beaufort Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801
  • Westchester County Board of Elections, 25 Quarropas Street, White Plains, NY 10601
  • Grinton I. Will Library, 1500 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10710
  • Riverfront Library, One Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701

Early Vote Hours

Sat. Oct. 24 & Sun. Oct. 25
10 am - 4 pm
12 - 5 pm
Mon. Oct. 26
7 am - 3 pm
8 am - 4 pm
Tues. Oct. 27
12 - 8 pm
12 - 8 pm
Wed. Oct. 28
12 - 8 pm
8 am - 4 pm
Thurs. Oct. 29
10 am - 6 pm
12 - 8 pm
Thurs. Oct. 29
7 am - 3 pm
8 am - 4 pm
Thurs. Oct. 29
10 am - 4 pm
12-5 pm

Helpful Links

Vote Absentee

Request your absentee ballot by Oct. 20 so the Board of Elections and USPS has enough time to get it to you. Apply as soon as possible given mail delays and the enormous volume of absentee applications being received. The official deadline to request is Oct. 27.

Request your ballot online here for the Bronx and here for Westchester. Mail in an absentee ballot request application.

Call or visit your county Board of Elections to request an absentee application.

Bronx Board of Elections: 718-299-9017 or go to 1780 Grand Concourse, 5 Fl, Bronx, NY
Westchester Board of Elections: 914-995-5700 or go to 25 Quarropas St. White Plains, NY

We encourage all absentee voters to drop their ballots off at:
  • an early vote poll site (Oct. 24 - Nov. 1)
  • your local Board of Elections (by Nov. 3 by 9pm)
  • an election day poll site (Nov. 3 by 9 pm)
When should I mail my ballot back?
If you are voting by mail, your absentee ballot must be postmarked by Nov. 3rd. We recommend filling it out and mailing it as soon as your receive it!

Please note - if you mail in your absentee and for some reason you want to vote in person, you can! Your in-person vote will override your absentee ballot.

How do I fill out my absentee ballot?
Make sure to carefully follow all directions on the ballot to avoid invalidating your vote.
  • bubble in the circles next to the candidates for which you’re voting
  • place the ballot inside of the smaller envelope
  • sign and date the outside of that envelope and seal it
  • place it in the larger envelope and seal before mailing or returning it.
You can also watch this instructional video if you’re confused.

Where do I send my absentee ballot?
The envelope that comes with the ballot will already have the Board of Election address on it.

Helpful Links

Vote on Election Day

Election day is Tues. Nov. 3rd! Polls will be open from 6 am to 9 pm: if you are in line by 9 pm, they must let you cast your ballot!

Bronx voters can find their polling place here. Westchester voters can find their polling place here. Please: your polling place may change up to the day before the election. Double check before you go!

Do I need an ID to vote?
New Yorkers may be asked for a form of identification at your polling place if it was not already included in your voter registration.

If you do not have one or it is not with you, fill out an affidavit ballot. For more information, see this link.

What if I get turned away at the polls?
Double check that you’re registered to vote and at the right polling place here. If you are registered and at the correct place, you have the right to ask for an affidavit ballot. Additionally, as long as you are in line to vote before the polls close (9 pm!), you have the right to vote.  

What is my county board of elections and how do I contact them?
The Board of Elections is the state agency responsible for holding elections in our state. Each county has a local board.
Bronx Board of Elections: 718-299-9017 or go to 1780 Grand Concourse, 5 Fl, Bronx, NY
Westchester Board of Elections: 914-995-5700 or go to 25 Quarropas St. White Plains, NY