NY Early Voting Begins This Weekend: Here's How To Cast Your Ballot

Peter Haskell
October 22, 2019 - 3:04 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Election Day is two weeks away, but with the approval of early voting in New York, voters will start casting their ballots this weekend.

As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reports, early voting is set to start Saturday and will run until Sunday, Nov. 3.

Voters will have multiple days to cast their ballots instead of just one, but Susan Lerner, of Common Cause of New York, doesn't necessarily expect higher turnout.

She says that implementing the change this year is more about “the ability for people to vote at their own chosen time.”

With the presidential election next year, Lerner thinks this is a good time to work out the kinks and make sure everything will be smooth sailing in 2020.

“Really need to get early voting right this year so that we can improve it and have it really ready to go in 2020 when, in all honesty, the turnout will be larger,” she said.

On Saturday, exactly 61 early voting sites will be opened throughout the city. Those who show up to vote before Election Day need to have registered to vote before Oct. 11.

To find an early polling site, go to nyc.pollsitelocator.com.

Once an individual casts a ballot, their vote cannot be changed on Election Day. Registered voters who cannot vote in person can still vote absentee. All absentee ballots must be postmarked on or before Oct. 29.

Here are the hours for each early voting day, according to the NYC Board of Elections:

  • Saturday, Oct. 26: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 27: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 28: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 30: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 31: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 1: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 2: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 3: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.