From the presidency of the U.S. to the presidency of Queens, from the House of Representatives to the City Council, NYC voters will have lot of choices to make on November 3.
Like a growing chill in the air or the crunching of browning leaves under one’s feet, elections are a ritual of autumn. This year will be a little different, however.
Early voting is part of the picture for the first time in a major election. Mail-in voting is expected to occur at record levels because of the pandemic. And the presidential election could be the most consequential in memory, if not in history.
While the presidential race is drawing most of the attention, as it always does, New York voters have choices to make for a number of other offices. The City Limits/Gotham Gazette/WNYC/Gothamist 2020 Voters’ Guide is aimed at helping voters learn a little more about their options.
Just enter your address below and you’ll see the races and candidates on your ballot.
Every seat in Congress and every district in the state Senate and Assembly are up, and while some candidates are running unopposed, most districts feature some competition and some are home to tight contests. Those individual races will also help decide control and composition of the larger electoral bodies.
There also is a race for the borough presidency in Queens, and one City Council seat is up for grabs.
Not sure about your registration status? Check it here.
If you are not yet registered to vote, Friday is the last day to do so in time for the November 3 election. Information on how to register is right here.
If you are registered to vote and want to vote by mail (which is allowed for all voters this year because of the public-health crisis), you must apply via mail, email or fax by October 27 or in person by November 2. Details on that are here.
If you are registered and wish to vote in person, you can do so early or on Tuesday, November 3.
Early voting begins October 24 and runs through November 1. The hours change each day, so check them here. Your early-voting polling site could be different from your regular polling site, so search for your address here.
Voting on Election Day (Tuesday, November 3) goes from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Find your Election Day polling site here.