(Polling information below is for New York City residents.)
When: Polls are open on Tuesday, November 6th from 6am – 9pm.
Polling locations: There are several ways to find out where to vote, including:
Texting NYCVOTES to 877-877, which has updated site information.
Calling the New York State Board of Elections’ toll-free hotline for people with Sandy-related voting questions (including questions related to polling site location changes). The number is 1-855-NYS-SANDY (1-855-697-7263)
Note that if you live in or near an area that experienced flooding or power outages related to Hurricane Sandy, your polling place may have changed. The resources above should have updated polling sites.
Governor Cuomo has announced that New Yorkers displaced by Hurricane Sandy can vote anywhere in the state by affidavit ballot, although your vote will not count if it is outside of our legislative district.
Trouble voting? If you have any trouble voting on election day, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (or 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA for Spanish speakers) to talk to a lawyer.
Have a criminal record? You ONLY lose the right to vote in New York State if you have been convicted of a felony and are currently incarcerated or currently on parole. Once you have completed your period of incarceration or parole you are eligible to re-register and vote.
Election day is only the beginning. We’ll be hitting the pavement again on Thursday demanding accountability from our elected officials to protect healthcare, Social Security and safety net programs by making Wall Street and the super-rich pay their fair share. Sign the petition here!