This year, registered voters can vote three ways: By absentee ballot, in-person early voting, or in-person voting on Election Day, November 3, 2020.
All registered voters can request an absentee ballot if they are concerned about COVID-19 for the November 3 election.
October 27, 2020 is the last day to request an absentee ballot online, via email or fax. If you are sending the application request via regular mail, it must be postmarked no later than October 27. November 2, 2020 is the last day to request an absentee ballot in-person.
You may request an absentee ballot at any time before the deadlines, but ballots will be mailed out beginning on or about September 18, 2020. (PLEASE BE AWARE THAT DESPITE THE ABOVE DEADLINES THE POST OFFICE HAS ADVISED THAT THEY CANNOT GUARANTEE TIMELY DELIVERY OF BALLOTS REQUESTED LESS THAN 15 DAYS BEFORE AN ELECTION.)
- Put it in the mail ensuring it receives a postmark no later than November 3
- Drop it off at an early voting poll site between October 24 and November 1. No need to wait.
- Drop it off at a poll site on November 3 by 9pm
- Drop it off at your County Board of Elections Office no later than November 3 by 9pm (see list of County Board of Elections Offices below)
New Yorkers can vote early for the November 3, 2020 general election.
Early voting starts on October 24, and runs until November 1, 2020.
There are nine days of early voting prior to Election Day.
Click on your county below to learn the times and places where you can vote early.
On November 3, 2020, General Election Day, poll sites are open 6 AM to 9 PM.