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Just how do I elect?

All New Yorkers have 3 means to enact the November 2021 General Political Election. Pick the most effective alternative to make your voice listened to:

Early Ballot

Elect in-person from Saturday, October 23 to Sunday, October 31st Your Very early Ballot website might be various from your Political election Day survey website, so make certain to examine your survey website area on the survey website locator.

Ballot by Mail

All signed up citizens additionally have the alternative to elect by mailby asking for an absentee tally.

The due date to request your absentee tally online or by mail is Monday, October 18, 2021. The target date to request your tally in-person is Monday, November 1, 2021. Tallies should be postmarked on or prior to Tuesday, November 2 and also gotten by the Board of Elections by Tuesday, November 9th. Make certain tosignanddatethe back of your absentee tally envelope when you get your tally.

When getting an absentee tally, you might pick “& ldquo; Momentary disease or special needs,” & rdquo; as your factor, that includes the danger of getting the coronavirus.

You can track your absentee tally below.

Political election Day

As constantly, all signed up citizens can elect in-person on Tuesday, November 2 We expect high yield this year, so lines might be long at some survey websites. Think about electing early in between October 23-October 31st if you & rsquo; re stressed regarding groups.

Locate your Political election Day survey website right here.

What & rsquo; s on the tally?

This complying with neighborhood races get on the General Political election tally: Public AdvocateCity CouncilBorough PresidentsDistrict Lawyer

Find out about the prospects on your tally by checking out citizen overviews released


What is very early ballot?

Early ballot is much like electing in-person on Political election Day, simply with even more adaptability as well as much shorter lines. Locate your Very early Ballot survey website at or by calling 1-866-Vote-gendergeek. org.

Below are the days and also times that Very early Ballot survey websites will certainly be open in New york city City before the General Political election:

Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday, October 25, 2021 from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Friday, October 29, 2021 from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday, October 31, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Do I need to enact individual?

No. , if you do not desire to elect in individual you can send an application for an absentee tally.. New Yorkers can look for absentee tallies for a variety of factors, such as if they are mosting likely to run out their Area on Political Election Day. Furthermore, for this year & rsquo; s basic political election New Yorkers can ask for an absentee tally if they are worried regarding having or spreading out COVID-19.

When and also just how can I look for an absentee tally?

You can request your absentee ballotright nowby The target date to ask for an absentee tally by mail is Monday, October 18, however we advise that you request your tally instantly. It just takes 2 mins!

When using, you might choose & ldquo; short-term disease or special needs & rdquo; as your factor, that includes the danger of acquiring the coronavirus( you require to pick among the factors to request an absentee tally).

Therequest kind is additionally readily available as a PDFwhich can be published as well as sent by mail back to the neighborhood Area Board of Elections. The type, online and also in paper, is readily available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, as well as Bengali.

The Board of Elections claims it will certainly begin sending by mail absentee tallies in late September. You can track the condition of your absentee tally by

Absentee tally demands can be sent in-person to your district’& rsquo; s Board of Electionsofficeuntil November 1

Somebody else’& rsquo; s name is published on the envelope for my absentee tally. What do I do?

Prior to sending your tally back, you require to quit and also check that it is your name as well as address published on the absentee tally envelope (this is the smaller sized envelope that likewise has an area for your trademark). If the tally envelope doesn’& rsquo; t have your name as well as address, DON & rsquo; T USAGE IT. The Board of Elections will certainly send by mail fixed tally envelopes to all citizens influenced by this printing mistake. You can call the Board of Elections by calling 1-866-VOTE-gendergeek. org or emailing Apply4Absentee


While this is an extremely regrettable mistake, there is lots of time to repair it. Bear in mind, whether you are handing over or mailing in your finished, authorized, as well as secured tally, the due date to do so gets on or prior to November 2

My tally claims “& ldquo; Authorities Absentee Armed Force Tally, & rdquo; yet I & rsquo; m not in the armed force. What do I do?

This is the proper tally for usage by “all absentee and also army citizens. Commonly, there is a lower in between words & ldquo; Absentee/ Armed force & rdquo; like on the key tallies from this previous June. The reduce was not included this moment. Though perplexing, these tallies stand.

Just how do I ask for an obtainable absentee tally?

If you are aesthetically damaged or have a special needs that needs you to make use of an easily accessible variation of the absentee tally that can be reviewed by a display viewers, you can Click the “& ldquo; Accessible Tally Application” & rdquo; switch.

To ask for an obtainable tally, you might likewise sendthe application formto the Board of Elections using:

Ask for available tallies should be postmarked, emailed, sent online, or faxed to the Board of Elections by Tuesday November 2, 2021 You can use in-person for an absentee tally up until November 1, 2021

The Board of Elections states it will certainly begin sending by mail absentee tallies in late September. You can track the standing of your absentee tally by

When will absentee tallies be sent by mail?

The Board of Elections will certainly send by mail tallies to citizens that request them on a moving basis. Track your absentee tally

Do I need to mail my absentee tally or can I drop it off someplace?

If you “prefer to not place your absentee tally in the mail, you have 3 choices for leaving your absentee tally. Simply try to find the & ldquo; Absentee Tally & rdquo; decline boxes:

When is the target date to mail in my absentee tally?

Absentee tallies need to be postmarked on or prior to Political election Day on November second We advise mailing your finished tally in asap to prevent any kind of problem concerning your tally not getting a postmark and also showing up far too late to be counted. Absentee tallies obtained by the Board of Elections on the day after Political election Day will certainly be counted, also if they do not have a postmark.

Exactly how can I examine the standing of my mailed-in absentee tally?

Track your mailed-in absentee tally demand As soon as you have actually sent your ask for an absentee tally, you can utilize the website to validate whether the Board of Elections has:

obtained your absentee tally demand, mailed your absentee tally to you, and also approved your finished absentee tally, or if you require to repair it

Do I require to place stamps on my absentee tally envelope?

Yes, you have to place stamps on the return envelope that features your absentee tally if you are mailing your tally. 2 stamps are suggested. If you are going down off your tally, you do not require shipping.

The return envelope is the bigger envelope of 2 envelopes that will certainly feature your absentee tally as well as will certainly have the return address of your neighborhood Area Board of Elections published outside. It will certainly likewise have a logo design that “checks out, & ldquo; Authorities Political election Mail & rdquo;.

Just how do I cast an absentee paper tally?

You will certainly obtain a tally, a smaller sized protection envelope, as well as a bigger return envelope.

Mark the tally with your options for every workplace complying with the instructions.Once you have actually finished noting your tally, fold it as well as position it in the safety and security envelope.(This is the smaller sized envelope that belongs for your trademark.) Indication as well as day the beyond the protection envelope where indicated.Seal the safety envelope.Place the protection envelope in the return envelope(This is the bigger envelope with a return address to your area Board of Elections and also an & ldquo; Authorities Political election Mail & rdquo; logo design). Seal the return envelope.Place correct shipping on the return envelope.

Exactly how do I cast an available absentee tally?

When the obtainable absentee tally is emailed to you, download and install the ballot.Follow the directions to note the obtainable absentee tally, according to your options for every office.After you have actually finished noting your tally, publish it out.Fold your published obtainable absentee tally as well as location it in the safety envelope. (This envelope will certainly belong for your trademark. )Indication and also day the beyond the safety envelope. A trademark anywhere on the back of the safety envelope serves for available ballots.Seal the protection envelope.Place the protection envelope in the return envelope. (This is the bigger envelope with a return address to your area Board of Elections and also an “& ldquo; Authorities Political election Mail” & rdquo; logo design). Seal the return envelope. For obtainable tallies, the return envelope has actually pre-payed shipping.

Where and also when can I elect on Political election Day?

You can discover your Political election Day ballot placehere. Ballot areas open at 6:00 a.m. as well as close at 9:00 p.m. if you live in New York City as well as desire to see your tally in advance of time.

Can I still enact individual if I asked for an absentee tally?

Yes. If the citizen asked for or also sent by mail in an absentee tally, New York regulation enables a citizen to elect in-person (at their appointed ballot area) also. This is since prior to any kind of absentee tally is counted, a bi-partisan group of Board of Elections personnel, in a clear procedure open up to reps of prospects, political celebrations, as well as journalism, identify whether the tally satisfies the needs of NYS Political election Regulation. Among the initial points they examine is whether the individual currently enacted individual. The absentee tally is placed apart and also not counted if so.

Do I need to bring ID?

New york city does not need citizens to reveal recognition when ballot, other than in one condition If you are electing the very first time, as well as you did not sign up to elect in-person (i.e., you signed up online or by means of mail), you might be asked to reveal ID the very first time you elect just You might utilize the complying with as ID: vehicle driver’& rsquo; s permit or various other government-issued recognition card, present energy expense, financial institution declaration, income, federal government check, or various other federal government record that reveals your name as well as address.

If I wish to enact individual, yet can not make use of a pen to finish the paper tally, or require various other support, do I have any kind of alternatives?

Yes, you can bring somebody to aid you with electing any type of factor (consisting of language gain access to). You can likewise ask for help from the survey employees or you can utilize a Tally Noting Gadget (“& ldquo; BMD & rdquo;-RRB- to assist you note your tally at the survey website. Nonetheless, any individual that aids you can not be your company neither your union rep.

What is a Tally Noting Tool?

A Tally Noting Gadget, likewise referred to as a BMD, is a gadget that can help you in noting your paper tally and also created to offer personal privacy and also ease of access to citizens at their ballot website.

Can I make use of a Tally Noting Tool?

Yes. All citizens, consisting of citizens with handicaps, can utilize a Tally Noting Tool to note their tally. The BMD is just made use of to note the paper tally; you require to check the significant tally in the checking tool to cast your ballot. Survey website employees can helpvoters make use of the BMDs.


Suppose I have a lot more concerns?

You wish to ensure your ballot is counted. If you have any type of concerns or problems concerning casting your tally that aren’& rsquo; t responded to below, connect to these companies for assistance. New York City Board of Elections 866-VOTE-gendergeek. org

New York City State Board of Elections

Usual Reason Political election Defense hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE

Organization of Female Voters Ballots

Impairment Legal Right New York City

Is it secure to enact individual? Ballot personally is risk-free as long as you comply with theCore 4, specifically if you select to go when your ballot facility is much less active (very early or normally mid-morning mid-day). Take benefit of very early ballot to defeat the groups if you can. NYS has actually likewise made absentee tallies readily available for anybody that chooses to elect from house. Pick whichever you are most comfy with - the crucial point is that you elect! What actions can I require to remain risk-free while electing?

Put on a face coveringFace treatments are needed to get in all ballot websites. Secure those around you and also put on a face covering properly (over your nose as well as mouth).

Exercise physical distancingPolling websites will certainly be established to impose social distancing. Remain as well as adhere to guidelines a minimum of 6 feet far from others while at your ballot website.

Method healthy and balanced hand hygienePolling websites will certainly give hand sanitizer, and also you can likewise bring your very own. Usage hand sanitizer prior to and also after touching any kind of common surface areas as well as clean your hands with soap as well as water instantly after you obtain residence. Stay clear of touching your confront with unwashed hands. Stay at home if you are sickVoting is essential, yet it’& rsquo; s more vital that you improve prior to you leave your house which you do something about it to aid stop others from getting ill. If you wear’& rsquo; t have anabsentee tally, contactyour area"s Board of Elections officefor support regarding your ballot choices.

COVID-19 prices are high in my area. Is it secure to enact individual in my area?

Ballot facilities will certainly have security preventative measures in position to make certain that ballot is as risk-free as feasible, whatever the COVID prices remain in your community.If you go to threat of extreme COVID infection (senior, immunocompromised, or expecting), take into consideration making the most of very early ballot to avoid any type of groups on Political election Day.If you are ill, stay at home as well as comply with the directions over for asking for an absentee tally by mail (till October 18, 2021 or face to face at your district"s Board of Elections workplace by Monday, November 1st, 2021