Ways to Vote

  1. Vote in person early (Saturday, October 24 - Sunday, November 1)
  2. Vote absentee by mail (Request by October 27; Postmarked or dropped off by November 3)
    • Note: the State Board of Elections has warned that despite this deadline, the Post Office has advised that they cannot guarantee timely delivery of ballots applied after October 19.
  3. Vote in person on Election Day (Tuesday, November 3)

 

Check your registration here.

Find your Election Day polling location here.

Register to vote here.

  • To vote in the 2020 General Election, New Yorkers must mail or submit their registration by October 9, 2020, and may only vote in their county of residence.

EARLY VOTING

What is early voting?

  • This is an option for you to vote in-person before Election Day at one of the county's Early Voting Centers.

Who can vote early?

  • All registered voters can vote early. ​

When can I vote early?

  • You can vote early starting on Saturday October 24 through Sunday November 1.

County Specific Early Voting Information

Oneida County
Early Vote Dates/Times

  • Saturday, October 24: 10 AM to 3 PM
  • Sunday, October 25: 10 AM to 3 PM
  • Monday, October 26: 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Tuesday, October 27: South Rome Senior Center and Mohawk Valley Community College 10 AM to 6 PM, New Hartford Town Building 10 AM to 8 PM
  • Wednesday, October 28: 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Thursday, October 29: South Rome Senior Center and Mohawk Valley Community College 10 AM to 6 PM, New Hartford Town Building 10 AM to 8 PM
  • Friday, October 30: 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Saturday, October 31: 10 AM to 3 PM
  • Sunday, November 1: 10 AM to 3 PM

Early Vote Locations

 

Broome County
Early Vote Dates/Times

  • Saturday, October 24: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Sunday, October 25: Noon to 5 PM
  • Monday, October 26: Noon to 8 PM
  • Tuesday, October 27: Noon to 8 PM
  • Wednesday, October 28: 9 AM to 6 PM
  • Thursday, October 29: 9 AM to 6 PM
  • Friday, October 30: 9 AM to 6 PM
  • Saturday, October 31: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Sunday, November 1: 9 AM to 5 PM

Early Vote Locations

 

Madison County
Early Vote Dates/Times

  • Saturday, October 24: 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Sunday, October 25: 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Monday, October 26: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Tuesday, October 27: Noon to 8 PM
  • Wednesday, October 28: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Thursday, October 29: Noon to 8 PM
  • Friday, October 30: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Saturday, October 31: 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Sunday, November 1: 9 AM to 2 PM

Early Vote Locations

 

Cortland County
Early Vote Dates/Times

  • Saturday, October 24: 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Sunday, October 25: 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Monday, October 26: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Tuesday, October 27: Noon to 8 PM
  • Wednesday, October 28: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Thursday, October 29: Noon to 8 PM
  • Friday, October 30: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Saturday, October 31: 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Sunday, November 1: 9 AM to 2 PM

Early Vote Locations

 

Oswego County
Early Vote Dates/Times

  • Saturday, October 24: 1 PM to 6 PM
  • Sunday, October 25: 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Monday, October 26: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, October 27: Noon to 8 PM
  • Wednesday, October 28: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Thursday, October 29: Noon to 8 PM
  • Friday, October 30: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 31: 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Sunday, November 1: 9 AM to 2 PM

Early Vote Locations

 

Chenango County
Early Vote Dates/Times

  • Saturday, October 24: 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Sunday, October 25: 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Monday, October 26: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Tuesday, October 27: 9 AM to 8 PM
  • Wednesday, October 28: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Thursday, October 29: 9 AM to 8 PM
  • Friday, October 30: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Saturday, October 31: 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Sunday, November 1: 9 AM to 2 PM

Early Vote Locations

 

Tioga County
Early Vote Dates/Times

  • Saturday, October 24: 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Sunday, October 25: Noon to 5 PM
  • Monday, October 26: Noon to 8 PM
  • Tuesday October 27: 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Wednesday, October 28: Noon to 8 PM
  • Thursday, October 29: 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Friday, October 30: 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Saturday, October 31: 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Sunday, November 1: 9 AM to 2 PM

Early Vote Locations

 

Herkimer County
Early Vote Dates/Times

  • Saturday, October 24: 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Sunday, October 25: 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Monday, October 26: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Tuesday, October 27: Noon to 8 PM
  • Wednesday, October 28: Noon to 8 PM
  • Thursday, October 29: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Friday, October 30: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Saturday, October 31: 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Sunday, November 1: 9 AM to 2 PM

Early Vote Locations

VOTE ABSENTEE BY MAIL

 

Step 1: Request an absentee ballot by the October 27, 2020 deadline from your local Board of Elections. The State Board of Elections has summarized the 2020 vote by mail rules here.

  • However - the State Board of Elections has warned that despite this deadline, the Post Office has advised that they cannot guarantee timely delivery of ballots applied after October 19.
  • After this date, we recommend that you vote in person at an early voting site or on Election Day at your designated poll site.
  • To request your ballot, you may do so online, by fax, in person, by email or by mail. The fastest and easiest way is using the State Board of Elections website, but you can also email or call your county’s Board of Elections (information below).
  • When applying due to COVID-19 (or the potential for contraction or spread), voters may select "Temporary illness or physical disability" on the form.

Step 2: Complete your absentee ballot

  • Once you receive the ballot, mark the ballot according to your choices for each office following the instructions on the ballot. Be sure to vote for the entire ticket.
  • Once you have completed marking your ballot, fold it up and place it in the Security Envelope. (This envelope will have a place for your signature.)
  • Sign and date the outside of the Security Envelope.
  • Seal the Security Envelope.
  • Place the Security Envelope in the Return Envelope. (This envelope will have the return address of your county Board of Elections on the outside and should have a logo that reads, “Official Election Mail”)
  • Seal the Return Envelope.

Step 3: Return your ballot - completed ballots must be returned by either:

  • Mail (postmarked) - It must be postmarked on or before November 3rd, 2020, but upon advisement of USPS, we recommend that you do not return your absentee ballot by mail after October 17th, 2020 due to postal service delays.
    • After October 17th, you should return your ballot in person, or opt to vote early in person or on Election Day.
  • Hand-delivered to the Board of Elections or dropped off at any poll site (including Early Voting sites) by Election Day, Tuesday, November 3.
  • Even if you have requested or received a mail ballot, you can still vote in-person early or on Election Day. The in-person vote will be the (only) one that counts.

VOTE IN PERSON ON ELECTION DAY

When is Election Day?

  • Election Day is on Tuesday, November 3
  • Polls are open 6 AM - 9 PM

Where do I vote?

What do I bring?

  • If you've voted in New York before, you don't need to provide ID to vote.
  • If you're a first-time voter who registered by mail, and didn't provide a copy of your ID with your registration, you may need to show ID to vote. Acceptable forms include: a current and valid photo ID; or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.
  • Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote an affidavit ballot.

Any other Questions?

  • You can call the New York State Board of Elections’ hotline at 1-800-FOR-VOTE to request a voter application.