What is Early Voting?
For the first time in New York State, voters can vote in-person before Election Day at one or more voting sites in their county.
Who can vote early?
All registered voters can vote early.
When can I vote early?
Early Voting in New York State will begin prior to the November 5th General Election. The early voting period will be from:
Saturday, October 26, 2019 through Sunday November 3, 2019.
How will I vote during early voting? Voting during early voting is the same as voting on Election Day. When you get to the early voting center, you will check in to vote, receive your ballot and vote as any other election.
There will be instructions available at the early voting centers to familiarize you with the ballot. There will also be a notice to voter and bill of rights. You may ask an election inspector to explain how to vote, or if you need any assistance.
If you vote during the early voting period, you are not eligible to vote on Election Day.
When will early voting results be posted?
Early voting votes will be canvassed and reported after 9pm on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.
Can I still vote by absentee ballot?
Yes, If you are out of your home county, or if you live in New York City, are outside of the five boroughs, or if you are permanently or temporarily disabled, ill or are the primary care giver for one or more people who are ill or physically disabled, or a resident of a Veterans Hospital, or detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or incarcerated for an offense other than a felony you may apply for an absentee ballot.
How can I find out more about Early Voting?
You can contact your local Board of Elections or the State Board of Elections at 518-474-1953 or www.elections.ny.gov.