Voting Information For Tuesday

Voting Information For Tuesday

As we continue to respond to the storm, we also need to be ready to vote on Tuesday. Here is some information to help you.


Your Poll Site May Have Changed

Several poll sites have changed since the most recent election, including some in the last few days.  This includes the Park Slope Armory and John Jay High School, which are serving as shelters evacuation centers. Before going to vote, everyone should check their poll site by visiting the Board of Elections website.

Many precincts that normally are at John Jay H.S. and Park Slope Armory have been moved to PS 154 and PS 282. Here are directions to make it easier to reach these new sites:

  • PS 154 in Windsor Terrace (1625 11th Avenue at Windsor Place)
    Closest subway station is F @ 15th Street / Prospect Park.  Closest bus lines are B67, B68, and B69.
  • PS 282 in the North Park Slope (180 6th Ave, btw Lincoln & Berkeley)
    Closest subway stations are Union Street R train stop and Bergen St 2/3 stop. Closest bus lines are B63, B67, and B69.

 


Absentee Ballots

If you have a situation that prevents you from reaching the polls on Election Day, you can request an absentee ballot in person at your local Board of Elections office on Monday. NYS law limits this to being out of New York City on election day, a permanent or temporary illness/disability, being a primary care giver for someone with an illness or disability, or being housed in an institution.

A voter who has an emergency situation that prevents them from voting on Election Day may authorize someone to pick up their ballot for them using the standard absentee ballot form (English-language PDF) (for PDF forms in other languages click here). This ballot must be delivered back to the local Board of Elections office by the 9pm poll closing on Election Day.

Absentee ballots must be postmarked Monday, November 5th or earlier, or can be physically delivered to your local Board of Elections office on Election Day by 9pm.  If you have already requested an absentee ballot but have not received it, we have seen statements from the Board of Elections in the media that they are sending ballots via overnight mail to those who have submitted an application by the Friday deadline that has already passed but we have not been able to directly confirm this with the Board.

 


Voting for New Yorkers Who Live in Evacuation Zones

As of this posting (Monday, November 5th at 6pm), Governor Cuomo is signing an Executive Order which makes it easier for New York City voters displaced by Hurricane Sandy to cast ballots. The ballots will be accepted by the Board of Election and counted only for races that the voter is entitled to vote in.  For example, a resident of the Rockaways at a shelter in Brooklyn can cast a vote at their nearest poll site, and the vote will be counted for the races both areas have in common (President, Senate and possible U.S. Congress races).  The full text of the executive order is available here.

Please note also that poll sites have been relocated for evacuated areas and to accomodate shelters. A list of these changes is available here (PDF)

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