Here are the basics you need to know to perform your civi duty when the day comes:
Am I eligible to vote?
To vote in the general election in NYC you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be a New York City resident for at least 30 days
- Be at least 16 years old (pre-registration can happen at 16 or 17, but you must be 18 years old to vote)
How can I register to vote?
You can register to vote online if you have a New York State ID in just 5 minutes here. The deadline is this Friday, October 14th.
Unsure if you’re registered? You can check your status here.
When can I vote?
Polling sites are open from 6am-9pm on November 8th. Early voting will be in-person from October 29th – November 6th.
Monday, October 24th is the last day to request your absentee ballot online.
Where do I vote?
You can find your local polling site at findmypollsite.vote.nyc.
What’s on the ballot?
Here are the offices you will find on the ballot:
- U.S. Senate
- U.S. House
- Lt. Governor
- Attorney General
- State Senate
- State Assembly
- NYS Supreme Court
- Civil Court
- Surrogate’s Court
- Ballot Proposals
Candidate profiles will be available soon on nycvotes.org. Their “Meet the Candidates” Guide will offer more information about the candidates, their policies, and what platforms they’re running on in one place.
Anything else I should know?
- You can vote if you are in line by 9 p.m.
- You can vote by affidavit if your name is not on the voter list
- You can vote without showing ID (unless it’s your first time voting)
- You can call the NYC Vote hotline if you have any questions or need any help: 866-OUR-VOTE