HOW TO VOTE (There are 3 ways)
1. BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
All registered voters in New York State now have the option of voting via absentee ballot due to the pandemic.
Absentee applications (not ballots but applications) must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, October 27th.
DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION:
NEW: The NY State Board of Elections has released an online portal for voters to request an absentee ballot for the November election! >
Once you receive your absentee ballot, fill it out carefully and return it. The absentee ballot goes into the security envelope, which must be sealed, signed, and dated. That envelope then goes into the mailing envelope, which must also be sealed. The postmark deadline is Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd (but we highly recommend sending it back as soon as possible -- don't delay!). If you are returning your absentee ballot by mail, don't forget to affix proper postage.
Additionally, completed absentee ballots can be dropped off at:
> Westchester BOE, 25 Quarropas St, White Plains
> Any Early Voting poll site Oct 24-Nov 1
This is during designated Early Voting hours only. The drop boxes are secure, will be taken back to WBOE at the close of every day, emptied, and then returned the next day to the EV poll site.
A voter does not need to stand in line to submit an absentee ballot. They can walk right up to the front, tell the election inspector they want to drop off their absentee ballot, and then do so in the secure drop box.
> Any polling place in the county on Election Day, Nov. 3rd
For detailed information about dropping off your completed absentee ballot, go to https://citizenparticipation.westchestergov.com/images/stories/pdfs/2020absenteedrop.pdf
Requesting or receiving an absentee ballot does not preclude you from voting in person! Mailing in an absentee ballot does not preclude you from voting in person! New York's election laws allow for a registered voter to vote in person even if she or he has received an absentee ballot. Even if that absentee ballot has been mailed in.
If a person votes via absentee ballot and then votes in person, the absentee ballot will be discounted.
2. IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING
If you wish to vote in person, New York State will offer Early Voting from Saturday, October 24 to Sunday, November 1.
Early Voting Schedule:
Saturday & Sunday Oct 24 & 25: Noon to 5 pm
Monday Oct 26: 8 am to 4 pm
Tuesday Oct 27: Noon to 8 pm
Wednesday Oct 28: 8 am to 4 pm
Thursday Oct 29: Noon to 8 pm
Friday Oct 30: 8 am to 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday Oct 31 & Nov 1: Noon to 5 pm
Local Early Voting Polling Places:
Mt. Kisco: Memorial Complex at Leonard Park, 1 Wallace Drive, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
Pound Ridge Town House, 179 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, NY 10576
Somers Town House, 335 Route 202, Somers, NY 10589
You may vote early at ANY of Westchester's 17 designated Early Voting polling places. Here are the rest:
Eastchester Public Library, 11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester, NY 10709
Dobbs Ferry Village Hall, 112 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Greenburgh Town Hall, 177 Hillside Avenue, White Plains, NY 10607
Veterans Memorial Building, 210 Halstead Avenue, Harrison, NY 10528
Mamaroneck Town Center, 740 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Mt. Pleasant Community Center, 125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla, NY 10595
Mt. Vernon City Hall, 1 Roosevelt Square, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550
New Rochelle City Hall Annex, 90 Beaufort Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801
Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562
Peekskill Nutrition Center, Neighborhood Center, 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, NY 10566
Westchester County Board of Elections, 25 Quarropas Street, White Plains, NY 10601
Grinton I. Will Library, 1500 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10710
Riverfront Library, One Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701
Yorktown Cultural Center, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
3. VOTING IN PERSON ON ELECTION DAY
If you prefer to vote on Election Day, Tuesday November 3rd, polls will be open from 6 am to 9 pm.
Unlike Early Voting, you must vote at your designated polling place on Election Day. Not sure where that is? Click here.
Contact the Westchester County Board of Elections
>Main 914-995-5700 >Absentee Ballots 914-995-5285 >Registrations 914-995-5713
or contact your Town Clerk
> Bedford: 914-666-4534; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Lewisboro: 914-763-3511, email@example.com
> Mt Kisco (Village Manager): 914-864-0033 > North Salem: 914-669-5577
> Pound Ridge: 914-764-5549; firstname.lastname@example.org
The League of Women Voters' election website, www.Vote411.org, is a great resource. The League's online ballot guide is now live for the 2020 elections, so you can find information for the candidates running in your area. You can also check your voter registration status and find your polling place. Information now available in English AND Spanish! Click VOTE 411 below to get started