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Voting and Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for NYC Voters

Protect your health, and the health of our democracy. Vote safely this fall!

Last updated: November 4, 2020 at 8:15 AM

For election results from the November 3, 2020 General Election, visit the NYC Board of Elections website.

There is a Special Election on December 22nd, 2020 for the New York City Council’s 12th District (CD 12) in the Bronx. Voters in Wakefield, Olinville, Edenwald, Eastchester, Williamsbridge, Baychester, and Co-op City will have the chance to choose their new City representative. See a map of the district here.

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We know that New Yorkers are concerned about the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and we want to make sure that you have the information you need to vote safely. This page will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Whether you are ill, in self-quarantine, or simply want to limit your exposure to crowds, there are options available to stay involved while taking care of yourself.

Vote early!
All registered voters can vote early in person, starting 10 days before Election Day. Your early voting site may be different from your Election Day poll site, so make sure to check before you go.

Early Voting for the CD 12 special election: December 12 - December 20

Find your early voting location.

Vote by mail, by requesting an absentee ballot
All registered voters can also choose to vote by mail due to the risk of contracting the coronavirus. You can select “Temporary illness or disability” as the reason for your request. Request your ballot online from the Board of Elections at nycabsentee.com

Visit our How to Vote page to learn more about absentee voting.

Request deadline for CD 12 special election: December 15

Print-at-Home Absentee Ballot Request Form

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Follow public health advice
We strongly encourage New Yorkers to safely. If you are able, voting by mail or voting early are great ways to avoid crowds and long lines on Election Day.

The Board of Elections is working to make sure that all polling sites will be clean and safe as possible. The CDC has also issued guidelines for election polling locations. But your health is in your hands, too: washing or using hand sanitizer after touching surfaces in public spaces (including voting machines) is a smart way to stay healthy, whenever you vote.

Need more information on upcoming elections? Visit Voting.NYC or follow NYC Votes on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. This page will be updated as new information becomes available. Check the top of the page for the date and timestamp for the last update. For the health and safety of our staff and visitors, the Campaign Finance Board is currently providing all services remotely; visit our Contact Us page for details.

Visit www.nyc.gov/coronavirus for complete information on the virus, the city’s response, and how you can help stop the spread of coronavirus.