NEW YORK VOTER INFORMATION

NEW YORK VOTER INFORMATION

DEADLINES

Voter registration deadline: April 3, 2020
Register as a democrat deadline: February 14, 2020

CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS
Not sure if you are registered, or what you’re registered as? The New York State (NYS) Board of Elections maintains a database of registered voters throughout NYS. To find out if you are registered, visit https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/

REGISTER AS A DEMOCRAT
New York has closed primaries — New Yorkers must register as a democrat to vote for a Democratic Presidential Candidate. In New York, you must be affiliated as a democrat by February 14, 2020.

If an applicant has a NYS Drivers license, non-driver ID card or learner’s permit, they may register to vote OR update their voter registration information, including party affiliation, online through the DMV: https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application

VOTE EARLY
New Yorkers can vote in-person before election day. Early voting in New York begins April 18 and ends on April 26.

VOTE ON ELECTION DAY
Vote on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from 6:00AM – 9:00PM.
Find your polling place here: https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/

ID REQUIREMENT
Registered New York voters do not need to show ID at the polls to vote. Poll workers may ask whether the voter has a voter card with a bar code that is provided by the local BOE, but it is not ID, nor is it required to vote. It is provided as a convenience to the voter and helps accelerate the check-in process.

VOTER WORKPLACE PROTECTION
A registered voter may, without loss of pay for up to three hours, take off so much working time as will enable him or her to vote at any election. The employee shall be allowed time off for voting only at the beginning or end of his or her working shift, as the employer may designate, unless otherwise mutually agreed. Employer notice: must post no less than 10 days before election. Employee notice: must provide notice to employer no less than 2 days before election.

More info on work laws here: https://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/AttentionEmployees.pdf

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