Huzzah! We’re in the home stretch of an arduous election. Early voting starts tomorrow Saturday, October 24th. Here are all the details to vote in person or via absentee ballot between now and November 3rd. So get out there and let your voice be heard!
- Use findmypollsite.vote.nyc to identify your early voting site and its hours (or your Election Day poll site). New York City College of Technology at 285 Jay Street is the early voting location for all of Brooklyn Heights but DOUBLE CHECK before you go.
- Preview your ballot to reduce the time spent at the poll site.
- NOTE: Your early voting site may differ from your normal Election Day polling site.
ABSENTEE BALLOT – APPLY BY OCT. 27 TO VOTE BY MAIL:
- It’s not too late to apply for an absentee ballot (request it by next Tues, 10/27). Early voting sites will also accept completed, sealed absentee ballots.
- Have you requested an absentee ballot but haven’t received it yet? Use the Board of Elections’ Absentee Tracker to check on the status of your ballot.
INVISIBLE HANDS – HELP DROPPING OFF YOUR BALLOT
- For those absentee voters who are skittish about entering an early voting poll site to drop off their ballots in the drop boxes, there’s a solution: Invisible Hands, a nonpartisan volunteer group that’s done amazing work running errands for the homebound, will pick up sealed absentee ballots from seniors and others and deposit them in the drop boxes at early voting sites. Homebound seniors (or whoever) can request a volunteer to pick up their ballot here. And if you’d like to volunteer for Invisible Hands to do ballot runs, complete the volunteer form here.
- FYI – it is legal to gather sealed ballot envelopes on your own and deliver them to ballot drop boxes.
Information sourced from the office of Jo Anne Simon newsletter.
Photo credit: Shephard Fairey/New York Magazine