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Make Your Plan to Vote: Here Are Your Options

votecheckMake your plans to vote in the general election on November 3rd. This year, registered voters have three ways in which they can vote: 1) by absentee ballot; 2) in person during early voting; and 3) in person on election day.

All New York registered voters fearful of contracting Covid-19 may apply for and vote by absentee ballot using “temporary illness” as the reason for their absentee ballot request. The Westchester County Board of Elections website details the variety of ways you can apply for an absentee ballot, including through a newly-established online portal. The deadline for applying for an absentee ballot is October 27, but voters are encouraged to apply NOW. Completed absentee ballots must be postmarked by November 3 and received by the Board of Elections by November 10. Please note that mailed absentee ballots without a postmark must be received by Wednesday, November 4, 2020, to be counted. Those not comfortable with the delivery of mail service but wishing to avoid the possibility of long lines at the polls may return their completed absentee ballots to drop boxes which will be stationed at the Board of Elections, early voting polling locations, and election day polling locations.

Early voting will take place between October 24 and November 1. This year, Westchester voters can vote at any early polling site in the county. Be sure to check early voting locations and times listed below and on the Board of Elections website. Westchester voters may also place absentee ballots in drop boxes at any early voting polling locations.

Election day is November 3, and you can vote only at your assigned polling location.

Social distancing and other precautionary measures will be enforced to ensure safety when voting. You may also place your absentee ballot in the drop box at your election day polling location.

As election day nears, the Governor may need to pass additional measures related to the November general election. The League is continuing to monitor potential new voting legislation. Updates can be found at www.lwvs.org/voter-information/. You may also visit the NYS League of Women Voters website at My.lwv.org/new-york-state.

If you have any questions regarding voting, contact the Scarsdale League of Women Voters, voter service at: LWVSVoterService@gmail.com. The League knows that the ever-changing rules can be confusing and is happy to answer any questions.

Important Dates

Now: Residents should check their voter registration status.

October 9: Last day for your voter registration to be postmarked. The voter registration form is available on the Westchester County Board of Elections website.

October 9: Last day to register to vote in-person at the Westchester County Board of Elections’ Office. (25 Quarropas Street, White Plains, NY 10601).

October 24: Early Voting Period begins. Voters may vote in-person at any of the 17 Early Voting polling locations.

October 27: Last day to apply for an absentee ballot at the Westchester County Board of Elections. Westchester voters who wish to apply for an absentee ballot may do so online using a newly-established portal or by email, fax, regular mail, or telephone call.

November 1: Last day of Early Voting.

November 2: Last day to apply in-person for an absentee ballot.

November 3: (Date of General Election); last day for your absentee ballot to be postmarked.

Absentee ballots must be received by November 10. Absentee ballots without a postmark must be received by November 4.

November 3: Last day to deliver an absentee ballot in-person to the Board of Elections.

Early Voting 2020: Schedules and Locations

Westchester County registered voters are eligible to cast an early voting ballot. Registered voters will be able to cast their ballot at ANY of the 17 designated early voting locations listed below.

Westchester County’s Election Inspectors will now use Electronic Poll Books and Ballot-on-Demand systems to facilitate early voting. There will be nine days of Early Voting before each election.

Voters casting absentee ballots can choose to return their absentee ballots to drop boxes set up at these early voting polling locations.

Westchester County Early Voting Times for the November General Election
Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 from noon until 5 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 from noon until 5 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 from noon until 8p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 from noon until 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Westchester County Early Voting Polling Locations

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
Pound Ridge Town House, 179 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, NY 10576
Mamaroneck Town Center, 740 W. Boston Post Road, Ma.m.aroneck, NY 10543
Mt. Kisco Memorial Complex at Leonard Park, 1 Wallace Drive, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
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, 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
Somers Town House, 335 Route 202, Somers, NY 10589
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

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