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. Signed absentee ballots can be returned to drop boxes without a wait at over 300 locations statewide.
You may return the ballot in any of the following ways:
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 24th and November 1
Drop it off at a poll site on November 3 by 9pm
Drop it off at your County Board of Elections Office starting September 8 until no later than November 3 by 9pm (see list of County Board of Elections Offices below)
Refer to these instructions on completing your absentee ballot.
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.