The polls in New York City are open today from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and voters will select candidates for mayor, public attorney, accountant, city council president, city council, and in Manhattan and Brooklyn, district attorney. They will also vote on five potential amendments to the state constitution.
Here are answers to any questions you may have about voting.
Where can I vote?
On election day, you can only vote at your designated polling station, which may differ from your earliest polling station. Check out your poll page here.
You can also call 1-866-VOTE-NYC (1-866-868-3692) – or just 311 – to find your polling place.
I’m not sure if I’m registered. How do I check?
You can check your vote status and party registration on the New York State Board of Elections website. Once you have entered your information, you will also see a preview of the ballot paper selections.
If you cannot find your voter registration, contact your county’s election board for assistance.
Is it too late to get an absent ballot, also known as a postal ballot?
Yes, Monday was the last day to get an absent ballot. If you have already received one, it must be postmarked by Tuesday.
I did not register to vote. Is it too late?
Yes. But sign up to vote in future elections here.
Will interpreters be available at the polling stations?
Anyone can bring their own interpreter to a polling station, if necessary, as long as the interpreter is not the voter’s employer or union representative.
The Electoral Council provides interpreters and materials in Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Bengali in selected locations, and interpreters are available in a wider range of languages in some locations through the Civic Engagement Commission. Here is the full list of which interpreters are scheduled to be in different locations.
Are the polling pages available to everyone?
The sites are supposed to be accessible to all voters, though a report earlier this year found many shortcomings in a survey of Manhattan locations. Voters who are visually impaired or have a disability that makes it difficult to use a pen can request devices to mark ballots that use sound, touch screens, Braille, and other modes.
What about people with crimes?
In the spring, the state passed a law restoring the right to vote for persons convicted of crimes and who have been released on parole. People released on probation had generally already been allowed to vote. Those still imprisoned for crimes cannot vote.
Will there be a ranked choice poll?
No. Sequential voting is reserved for primary elections and special elections for city offices.
Will there be long queues?
Turnout is expected to be low, and many have already cast their ballots by early ballot or by ballot. But never say never.
The vote ends at exactly 21?
No. You have the right to vote as long as you are in line before 21.00