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When and Where You Can Vote Early in New York City



Election Day is coming up in New York City, but registered voters can cast their ballots early, from October 24 to November 1.

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If you would like to vote in person, doing so during this time allows for voter traffic to be spread out so there are fewer people at polling places on Election Day, November 3.

To find out what your local poll site is, click here. Your early voting poll site will likely not be the same location where you can vote on Election Day. Early voting poll sites are in every borough.

Early Voting Hours

(Update, October 27, 4:16 p.m.: Early voting hours were extended to 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 30 and 31, and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 1, if poll sites can accommodate, the Board of Elections said.)

Saturday, October 24        10am-4pm

Sunday, October 25          10am-4pm

Monday, October 26          7am-3pm

Tuesday, October 27         12pm-8pm

Wednesday, October 28    12pm-8pm

Thursday, October 29        10am-6pm

Friday, October 30             7am-3pm

Saturday, October 31         10am-4pm

Sunday, November 1          10am-4pm

On Election Day, polls will be open from 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.

You don’t need to apply to vote early. And, 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 don’t vote early or on Election Day, you are encouraged to vote absentee because of the coronavirus pandemic. You can apply online at

The “temporary illness” category has been expanded to cover voters affected by COVID-19 or facing the potential of contracting it.

Workers at voting sites will take precautions to keep themselves and voters safe. They’ll be social distancing, wearing masks, and disinfecting when and where they can. If you go to vote, you must wear a face covering or you will not be allowed in.

The city recommends voters use hand sanitizer before and after touching any shared surfaces, such as the poll booth or pens, and wash their hands with soap and water immediately once they get home.

To make sure voters keep at least six feet apart at the poll site, stickers will show how far apart to stand in line. Poll workers are disinfecting when and where they can, and there are screen guards meant to protect you — and poll workers as well. And the city’s Board of Elections mandates that each polling location is professionally cleaned.

Although everyone should vote, the city advises you stay home if you are sick and vote another day. If you cannot and don’t have an absentee ballot, contact your local Board of Elections office to find out your voting options.