Represent NYC: Election Coverage - 2020 Election
Represent NYC: Election Coverage
MNN's coverage of Local Elections: Debates and Candidate Statements 2020 election.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. New York offers absentee ballots by mail to voters who will be unable to vote in person. All other voters are expected to vote in person. New York also offers early voting.
Voters may request an absentee ballot online, until October 27th, your ballot will then be mailed to you at the address you include on your request.
- Online: Oct. 9
- By mail: Postmarked by Oct. 9
- In person: Oct. 9
Absentee ballot deadlines
- Request: Received by Oct. 27
- Return by mail: Postmarked by Nov. 3
- Return in person: Nov. 3 by 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 24 - Nov. 1, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live
Vote on Election Day
Voters registered in New York can look up where to vote on New York's site.
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.
Recent Election Blogs
Early voting numbers are breaking records. It starts in NY on Oct 24th... find your early voting poll site. Make a plan! Read more.
Ready to make a voting plan... we've given you the steps to make sure you get and fill out your absentee ballot correctly. Read more...
Confused on how, when and where to vote, watch City Councilmember Ben Kallos Election and Voting Information Session.
Representatives in Congress
Representative in Congress - 12th Congressional District
Ben Max, Executive Editor of Gotham Gazette, moderates New York's Congressional District 12 General Debate between candidates incumbent Carolyn Maloney and challenger Carlos Santiago-Cano.
Representative in Congress - 13th Congressional District
State Senator - 26th Senatorial District
Ben Max, Executive Editor of Gotham Gazette, moderates the NY State Senate District 26 General Debate between candidates incumbent Brian Kavanagh and challenger Lester Chang.
State Senator - 28th Senatorial District
Ben Max, Executive Editor of Gotham Gazette, moderates the NY State Senate District 28 General Debate between candidates incumbent Liz Krueger and challenger Mike Zumbluskas.
State Assembly Members
Member of the Assembly - 66th Assembly District
Member of the Assembly - 73rd Assembly District
Ben Max, Executive Editor of Gotham Gazette, moderates the NY Assembly District 73 General Debate between candidates incumbent Dan Quart and challenger Judy Graham.