Things You Need To Know:
1. Registration Deadline:
The deadline to register online to vote is Friday, October 9, 2020.
The deadline for registering by mail to vote is (postmarked by) Friday, October 9, 2020.
The deadline to register in-person to vote is Friday, October 9, 2020.
The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Tuesday, October 27, 2020.
The early voting period runs from Saturday, October 24, 2020 to Sunday, November 1, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
2. Polling Times:
6 a.m. to 9 p.m
3. Is Early Voting Available:
Yes, 10 days ahead
4. Can I Vote by Mail:
Yes, You can register here.
*All voters can vote by mail *
5. ID Needed for Voting:
If you are a new voter who is registering by mail, you will be required to show identification. (one required)
Government ID card
Military ID card
Student ID card
Public housing ID card
Any ID specified by HAVA and New York State law as acceptable
Government check (Social Security, tax refund, military paycheck or paycheck stub)
Other government documents with your name and address including but not limited to: voter registration card, hunting, fishing, or trapping license or firearm permit.
We’ll try to check your identity before Election Day, through the DMV number (driver’s license number or non-driver ID number), or the last four digits of your social security number, which you’ll fill in below. If you do not have a DMV or social security number, you may use a valid photo ID, a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or some other government document that shows your name and address. You may include a copy of one of those types of ID with this form— be sure to tape the sides of the form closed. If we are unable to verify your identity before Election Day, you will be asked for ID when you vote for the first time.
No ID requirement to vote by mail & No notary or witness requirement for return of mail ballot
6. Voting Without Address
The New York voter registration form requires a voter to include the address where they live.
7. Interesting Notes
N.Y. Election Law (5-508) allows victims of domestic violence who obtain a court order from NY Supreme Court, Family Court or County Court in the county where they are registered to have their voter registration record kept separate and apart from other registration records and not be made available for inspection or copying by the public or any other person, except election officials acting within the course and scope of their official duties. Under a separate section of the law (11-306), you can also be excused from going to your polling place to vote and get a special ballot. For further information, you should contact your local board of elections for their confidential registration and special ballot procedures.
2020 New York
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