Find Out Where to Vote Today
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Below is information from the League of Women Voters of Scarsdale on how to vote in the updoming election on November 2nd.
The November 2nd general election is fast approaching! Below is important information about the three ways voters can cast their ballots, information about the five state-wide proposals and the one county-wide proposal that will be on the ballots, the races on which Scarsdale residents will vote, and important dates to keep in mind.
There are three ways to vote in the November 2nd General Election: (1) by absentee ballot; (2) in person during Early Voting; and (3) in person on Election Day.
Voting by Absentee Ballot
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 Board of Elections website details the variety of ways that you can apply for an absentee ballot, including through an online portal. The last day to postmark an application for an absentee ballot is October 18th, but voters are encouraged to apply NOW. Completed absentee ballots must be postmarked by November 2nd and received by the Board of Elections by November 9th. [Please note that mailed absentee ballots without a postmark must be received by Wednesday, November 3rd 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.
Voting in Person during Early Voting
Early voting will take place between October 23rd and 31st. Westchester voters can vote at any early polling site in the county. Be sure to check early voting locations and times. Westchester voters may also place absentee ballots in drop boxes at any early voting polling locations.
Voting in Person on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2nd
Election Day is November 2nd, and you can vote only at your assigned polling location on November 2nd. You may also place your absentee ballot in the drop box at any Election Day polling location.
You can check your Election District or polling place here.
The Five State Proposals on the November 2nd Ballot
1. Amending the Apportionment and Redistricting Process
2. Right to Clean Air, Clean Water, and a Healthful Environment
3. Eliminating Ten-Day-Advance Voter Registration Requirement
4. Authorizing No-Excuse Absentee Ballot Voting
5. Increasing the Jurisdiction of the New York City Civil Court
The Westchester County Proposition on the November 2nd Ballot
1. Enacting a New Westchester County-Wide Code of Ethics
A full description of each state proposal and the question as it will appear on the ballot may be found at The League of Women Voters of New York State’s Voter Guide. The League of Women Voters of Westchester County has issued a statement supporting the County proposal.
Four Races on the Ballot
During the General Election, Scarsdale residents will also vote on four races:
1. Westchester County Clerk
2. Westchester County Executive
3. Westchester County Legislator District 5
4. NY Supreme Court Justice - 9th Judicial District
Important Dates To Calendar
● 10/18 (Monday): Last day for your absentee ballot application to be postmarked.
● 10/23 (Saturday): Early Voting Period begins. Voters may vote in person at any of the Early Voting polling locations.
● 10/31 (Sunday): Last day of Early Voting.
● 11/1 (Monday): Last day to apply in person for an absentee ballot.
● 11/2 (Tuesday): General Election Day: In-person voters must vote at their assigned polling location only.
● Last day for your absentee ballot to be postmarked. [Absentee ballots must be received by November 9th. Absentee ballots without a postmark must be received by November 3rd].
● Last day to deliver an absentee ballot in person to the Board of Elections.
Democracy is not a spectator sport! The League urges all voters to exercise their right to make their voices heard. Updates regarding voting 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 chairs here.
Lauren Hertzog Fields, Beatrice Sevcik, and Jessica Zellner