2020 GENERAL ELECTION ABSENTEE BALLOT

If you are an NYC registered voter you can now request an absentee ballot online here: https://nycabsentee.com/.

If you are not registered to vote, you can register online here: https://www.ny.gov/services/register-vote. If you need help just get in touch with CIDNY and we will help you.

Voter Registration Deadlines
November 3, 2020 General Election Deadlines

MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. , Election Law Section 5-210(3))
Applications must be postmarked no later than October 9, 2020 and received by a board of elections no later than October 14, 2020 to be eligible to vote in the General Election.

IN PERSON REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Sections 5-210, 5-211, 5-212)
You may register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year but, to be eligible to vote in the General Election, your application must be received no later than October 9, 2020. If honorably discharged from the US Military or have become a naturalized US Citizen after October 9, 2020, you may register in person at the Board of Elections up until October 24, 2020.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-208(3))
Notices of change of address from registered voters received by October 14, 2020 by a county board of elections must be processed and entered in the records in time for the General Election.

2020 Voting by Absentee Ballot Deadlines
FOR GENERAL ELECTION
October 27: Last day to postmark an application or letter of application by mail for an absentee ballot.
November 02: Last day to apply IN-PERSON for absentee ballot.
November 03: Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the local board of elections no later than Nov. 10th. Military Voter Ballots must be received no later than Nov. 16th.
November 03: Last day to deliver ballot IN-PERSON to the local board of elections (by someone other than the voter).

Have you voted?
Your responses to our survey are an important tool for improving voting access and the voting experience for people with disabilities. Please tell us about your voting experience.

CIDNY’s ongoing voting rights project surveys the accessibility of poll sites in New York City to assure that voters with disabilities can vote at their local poll sites, as part of their community, without facing any barriers. As our survey work has shown, just getting in the door at neighborhood poll sites remains a significant barrier to voting for people with disabilities. If you would like to be a part of our poll site surveys, or have other questions, contact Monica Bartley at mbartley@cidny.org.

Poll Site Access Reports
November 2019 Poll Site Accessibility Report Summary
November 2018 Poll Site Survey Accessibility Report
2016 Poll Site Accessibility Survey Report
2015 Poll Site Accessibility Survey: Report — Pictures — Barriers Chart
November 2014 Poll Site Accessibility Report Summary
September 2014 Poll Site Accessibility Report Summary
November 2017 Poll Site Accessibility Report Summary

For Poll Site Accessibility Reports, Poll Sites Surveyed, and Individual Voter Survey Summaries from 2008-2014, please emailinfo@cidny.org.

Voting News
Public Advocate and CIDNY Release New Report on Access to Voting
Disability Community Wins Against City’s Appeal in Voting Rights Case — Read the Court’s Opinion Order

We Just Want to Vote:
Barriers to Voting for People with Disabilities

Accessibility Checklist
Accessibility Checklist Training
Poll Worker Accessibility Checklist for Election Day
Non-Technical Guide Describing Guides Standards for Poll Site Accessibility

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