Voter Information


The New York State (NYS) Board of Elections is responsible for the administration and enforcement of all laws relating to elections in New York State.
Early Voting 2020


UPDATE

Town Hall held by Catherine Parker and George Latimer on September 21st about Voting in the 2020 Election

New York State Online Electronic Absentee Ballot Application Portal

You can now request your Absentee Ballot online with the New York State Online Electronic Absentee Ballot Application Portal


Selection from Assemblyman Steve Otis' Recent Mailing below:


On Monday Governor Cuomo issued executive orders to make it easier to vote safely in the 2020 General Election on November 3, 2020.  Coupled with legislation passed by the Legislature in July and signed by the Governor last week, voters can now plan for how they will cast their ballots.  
 
Voters have three options for voting in the 2020 General Election:

The state legislation signed by the Governor allows the temporary illness excuse to be used by all voters based on the Covid-19 pandemic. We have also changed the law to authorize the Board of Elections to mail out absentee ballots earlier to avoid possible postal delivery delays. In addition to being a co-sponsor of these measures, I have advocated for additional drop-off options to ensure the delivery of ballots without depending upon the USPS.
  
With concern about delays in the delivery of absentee ballots, drop-off options are increasingly important. Completed ballots can be delivered to the Westchester County Board of Elections in White Plains at any time up to November 3, 2020.  Absentee ballots can also be dropped off at any early voting location (October 24 - November 1) or at any polling site on Election Day November 3rd.
 
To provide clarity to voters regarding voting information, the Governor’s Executive Order directs that all county Boards of Elections send every registered voter a mailing containing dates, locations and hours of early voting locations, how to apply for and submit an absentee ballot, November 3rd voting information and how a voter can look up their registration status. 
 
If you have not registered to vote, it is not too late.  The last day to register to vote for the 2020 General Election is Oct. 9, 2020 in person or by postmark. Voter registration forms can also be found on the Board of Elections website.

The Governor has also asked for each County Board of Elections to ascertain their staffing needs to conduct and count ballots for the November election by September 20 in order to facilitate staffing assistance where needed. 
 
The Executive Order also directs the State Board of Elections to develop a uniform absentee ballot envelope that will reduce invalided ballots because of errors in signing and dating of the envelope used to return completed ballots.
  
I hope this information is helpful as you plan how you will vote in the 2020 General Election. Voting is very important, and Covid-19 presents new barriers to voting that can be overcome by planning early how you will vote. 
 
We now have clear choices for casting our vote. If you would rather vote in person, early voting (Oct. 24 to Nov. 1) is often faster than in-person voting on election day. Check the Westchester county Board of Elections website for details on locations and hours.  Plan your vote now to make sure your vote is counted in November.

Warm Regards,


Steve

Early Voting Information 


Early Voting will be held at the Town Center on the following times below.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 from noon until 5 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 from noon until 5 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 from noon until 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 from noon until 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 from noon until 5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 from noon until 5 p.m.

More information about early voting can be found at the Westchester Board of Elections Website

Absentee Ballot Information



You may apply for an absentee ballot in any of the following ways:
  
NEW:
You can now request your Absentee Ballot online with the New York State Online Electronic Absentee Ballot Application Portal

By sending an email request to BOE-WestAbsentee@westchestergov.com
By sending a fax request to (914) 995-7753 or (914) 995-3190
By going in-person to the Westchester County Board of Elections, 25 Quarropas Street, White Plains, NY 10601
By mailing a paper application to the Westchester County Board of Elections, 25 Quarropas Street, White Plains, NY 10601 

More information can be found on the Westchester County Absentee Ballot page

Westchester County Board of Elections Absentee Application links below:

Download Absentee Ballot Application (English)
Descargue la Solicitud para Voto en Ausencia(Español)
New York State Accessible Electronic Absentee Ballot Application 
Military/Federal Absentee Form

Qualifications to Register to Vote


In order to register to vote, you must:
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be 18 years of age by December 31 of the year in which you file this form (you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary, or other election in which you want to vote)
  • Live at your present address at least 30 days before an election
  • Not be in jail or on parole for a felony conviction
  • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere

Register to Vote


By Mail


To register to vote by mail, download and complete the Voter Registration Form:
You can also request a registration form by calling the NYS Voter Hotline at 800-FOR-VOTE.

In Person


You can register in person at any NYS agency-based voter registration center, or by visiting the:
Westchester Country Board of Elections
25 Quarropas Street
White Plains, NY 10601

Find Out Where You Vote


To find out where you vote, use the Westchester County Polling Places Tool. To learn more, visit Westchester County Voting Information Page.