vote early

New Yorkers now have 3 ways to vote: 

#VoteByMail (request your ballot now!)
#VoteEarly (Sat. October 24th - Sun. November 1st)!
#Vote on Election Day (11/3) 

NY State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli hosts #RepresentNYC with guests Assemblymember Niou and Assemblymember Lavine to discuss #voting in the general #election during the #COVID19 pandemic.

Vote early

New York voters can also vote before Election Day. The early voting period runs from Saturday, October 24, 2020 to Sunday, November 1, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.

What to 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.

WHY Should I Vote Early?

CONVENIENT VOTING TIMES. With two weekends and five weekdays to vote early including several evening hours, casting a ballot in New York has never been more convenient. 

Whether you’re a parent balancing work and childcare, a busy student maintaining several extracurriculars between classes, or just trying to find a quieter time to visit the polls, New Yorkers no longer have to sacrifice the right to vote when life gets in the way.

MORE TIME MEANS LESS STRESS. Avoid crowded public spaces, delays, or inclement weather and last-minute scheduling that can hinder your ability to vote on Election Day.

Storms; Illness; Traffic. Unexpected delays and disruptions. With one Election Day, any of these hurdles can jeopardize access to the polls, but none of them should prevent participation in our democracy. An election period of several days that includes evenings and weekends better distributes systemic pressure on administrators and alleviates the impact of unpredictable events that can suppress or manipulate turnout. Early voters concerned about navigating crowds or long lines are likely to avoid them altogether.

BETTER OPTIONS. Where you live doesn’t need to dictate where you cast your vote! All counties outside New York City now offer at least one countywide early voting site that any resident voter may visit. Find out when and where to vote early.

Vote near work, near school, near childcare, near home or while running errands. Convenient access to voting makes it easier for busy New Yorkers to exercise their civil rights. Vote on your schedule!

On this week's edition of #RepresentNYC, host Public Advocate Jumaane Willliams is joined by Common Cause New York's Susan Lerner, Community Capacity Development's K. Bain, and the #NYPD's Lieutenant Edwin Raymond to discuss #voting in the #2020Election and #publicsafety. Watch this Sunday at 7pm and Wednesday at 9pm on MNN1 (Spectrum 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33) or MNNHD (Spectrum 1993).


In 2019, New York began offering an in-person Early Voting period of at least sixty hours over nine days ahead of all State and Federal Primaries, Run-Off Primaries, Special and General Elections, so New Yorkers have reasonable and convenient opportunities to participate in our democracy (Chapter 6 of the 2019 NYS Laws).

County: Manhattan (New York)

The Election 2020 registration deadline was Oct. 9, but voters may still update a registration address until Oct. 14. Confirm your registration here.

New Yorkers have three ways to vote:

Vote Early (Sat. 10/24 - Sun. 11/1): NYC voters are assigned to ONE early voting site only. Enter your NYC address below to find your Early Voting site.

Vote By Mail - By 10/27: Request a ballot online, by email, phone, mail or fax. When applying due to COVID-19, select "Temporary illness or physical disability" as the reason. This includes the potential for spreading or contracting COVID-19 illness.
Click here to request a ballot or call: 1-866-VOTE-NYC (1-866-868-3692).
~ After requesting one, you can track your ballot here.

Vote On Election Day (Tues. 11/3, 6 am - 9 pm): Voters are assigned to one poll site only. Enter your NYC address below to find your poll site.


Election 2020 Citywide
Early Voting Dates & Times
Saturday October 24 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday October 25 10 am – 4 pm
Monday October 26 7 am – 3 pm
Tuesday October 27 12 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday  October 28 12 pm – 8 pm
Thursday October 29 10 am – 6 pm
Friday October 30 7 am – 3 pm
Saturday October 31 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday November 1 10 am – 4 pm
Election 2020 Early Voting Sites
(assigned based on your residence)


Fort Washington
Avenue Armory
(Armory Track)

216 Fort Washington Ave.
New York, NY 10032
Google Maps


JHS 143
Eleanor Roosevelt

511 West 182nd St.
New York, NY 10033
Google Maps


Wadleigh High School
215 W 114th St.
New York, NY 10026
Google Maps


Jackie Robinson
Education Complex

1573 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Google Maps


Hunter College
Brookdale Dorm

440 East 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
Google Maps


Robert Wagner
Middle School

225 East 75th St.
New York, NY 10021
Google Maps


PS 175 Henry H. Garnet
175 West 134th St.
New York, NY 10030
Google Maps


The Forum
601 W 125th St.
New York, NY 10027
Google Maps


West Side High School
140 West 102nd St.
New York, NY 10025
Google Maps


Campos Plaza
Community Center

611 East 13th St.
New York, NY 10009
Google Maps


Church of St. Anthony
of Padua

155 Sullivan St.
New York, NY 10012
Google Maps


Columbia University
Russ Berrie Medical
Science Pavilion

1150 St. Nicholas Ave.
New York, NY 10032
Google Maps


David Rubenstein
Atrium at Lincoln Center

1887 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
Google Maps


Madison Square Garden

4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NY 10001
Google Maps


NYU Skirball Center
for the Performing Arts

566 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012
Google Maps


JHS 56
(Corlears School)

220 Henry St.
New York, NY 10002
Google Maps