NYC Early Voting Starts Tomorrow
Starting tomorrow, New Yorkers can participate in Early Voting to finally cast their final votes to elect the city’s mayor, public advocate, comptroller, borough presidents, and City Council members.
As registered Democratic voters in New York City outnumber Republicans seven to one, Eric Adams, the Democratic mayoral nominee, is considered the clear front-runner against Curtis Sliwa, the Republican nominee.
Voting early is “convenient, fast, and flexible,” says voting.nyc, and New Yorkers who want to cast their votes early can do so for nine consecutive days: starting tomorrow.
Early voting in the city will take place from Oct. 23 to Oct. 31, though the hours of polling sites vary each day.
Voters, who are required to vote at their assigned early voting locations, should check the Board of Elections’ online “Poll Site Locator” to determine where to vote, as Early Voting polling places may differ from Election Day polling sites.
Of the 1,220 poll sites that will be open citywide on Election Day on Nov. 2, only 106, or 9% will be open for early voting.
“Early voting gives voters more flexibility [as to when to they can vote], reduces wait times, and eased the burden on poll workers: creating a more pleasant voting experience for everyone,” says New York City’s voting website, which lists the following hours for Early Voting in the coming week.
Sunday, Oct. 24: 8am to 5pm
Monday, Oct. 25: 7am to 4pm
Tuesday, Oct. 26: 10am to 8pm
Wednesday, Oct. 27: 10am to 8pm
Thursday, Oct. 28: 10am to 8pm
Friday, Oct. 29: 7am to 4pm
Sunday, Oct 31: 8am to 4pm
Even voters who previously requested or even submitted absentee ballots can participate in early voting, as only their in-person vote will be counted, according to voting.nyc.
Residents of New York state have been casting their votes early since 2019, when former Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed Early Voting into law.