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Over 1.1 Million People in New York City Have Voted Early



NEW YORK — With early voting finally coming to an end in New York City, over 1.1 million city residents cast ballots over the course of nine days, according to the New York City Board of Elections.

The staggering number represents about 41% of the city’s total voter turnout back in 2016.

Brooklyn had the most voters over the course of the nine days, with 373,270 casting a ballot.

Queens was next with 250,083, followed by Manhattan with 238,581.

The Bronx had more than 153,079, and Staten Island had 104,043.

Polls will be closed Monday, and then reopen Tuesday for Election Day.

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To find out where your local poll site for Election Day is, click here. Importantly, your early voting poll site is likely not be the same location where you should vote on Election Day.

Come Election Day, polls will be open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. As long as you enter the poll site by 9 p.m., you will be able to cast your ballot.

As is the case whenever you vote, you don’t need to bring an ID, unless you’re a first-time voter who did not submit identification when you first registered to vote.

If you didn’t vote early or if you’re chosing not to vote in person on Tuesday, you are encouraged to vote absentee because of the coronavirus pandemic. But, this close to the Election Day deadline, it’s highly recommended you drop off your ballot in person. Doing so makes sure your ballot won’t be potentially delayed in the mail.

You can drop off your signed absentee ballot at your local Board of Elections office or at a poll site no later than 9 p.m. on November 3.