Election 2016: The Procrastinator’s Voting FAQ

Where do I vote?
To find your polling place and learn more about the candidates you will see on the ballot, visit the nonpartisan League of Women Voters Education Fund site, vote411.org, where you can enter your address for personalized information. If you have problems voting on Election Day, call 1-866-687-8683.

I have to work. Can I still vote?
New York State law allows a voter up to two hours with pay to leave work and vote.

Where do I register to vote?
The deadline for new voter registrations has passed. If you are already registered, you do not need to re-register unless you change your name, move out of the county and return, or want to change your party enrollment.

Is it too late to get an absentee ballot?
No, but you will have to apply in person at the county Board of Elections by the end of the workday Nov. 7. The ballot must be delivered to the Board of Elections by 9 p.m. Nov. 8 or postmarked by Nov. 7 and received no later than Nov. 15.

The Putnam County Board of Elections is located at 25 Old Route 6 in Carmel. Call 845-808-1300. The Dutchess County Board of Elections is located at 47 Cannon St. in Poughkeepsie. Call 845-486-2473.

Both offices have extended hours on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon. The polls are open Nov. 8 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.


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