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2023 General Election
Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester counties
What is a general election? A general election is an election in which candidates are elected to offices. Some people think that there is only an election every 2 or 4 years, when people vote for the President or their federal or state representatives, but there is an election every year.
This year, the general election is to vote for County and Town representatives who make the local decisions that most greatly impact your day-to-day life.
Who votes in a general election? Anyone who is registered to vote in New York State can vote.
When is the 2023 general election? Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Early Voting begins on Saturday, October 28 and ends on Sunday, November 5.
Where is the general election? During the Early Voting period, you can vote at any polling place in your county. See polling locations and times here.
If you are voting in person on Election Day on November 7, you must vote at your designated polling place. You can find your polling place by visiting voterlookup.elections.ny.gov.
How can I vote in my general election? First, make sure your voter registration is up to date. The deadline to register before the primary is Saturday, October 28. Visit elections.ny.gov to check your voter registration status.
If you are voting with an absentee ballot: Absentee ballots applications are due on Monday, October 23. Once you get your absentee ballot, they must be postmarked by Election Day, November 7. You can drop-off your absentee ballot to your County Board of Elections or a polling site between the early voting period or on Election Day.
Who is allowed to vote absentee in NYS? In New York, you can receive an absentee ballot if:
You are unavoidably absent from your county on Election Day;
Unable to appear at the polls due to illness or disability (or you are a primary caregiver of individuals who are ill or physically disabled);
You are a patient in a Veterans Administration Hospital, or;
You are detained in jail awaiting grand jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony
If you are voting in-person: The early voting period is from Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, November 5. You can look up early polling times and locations for your county at https://www.weareplannedparenthood.org/a/early-polling-locations-pphp.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 7. You can find your polling place by visiting voterlookup.elections.ny.gov.
As a voter, you have rights. If any of your voting rights are violated on Election Day, call the Election Protection hotline at (866) OUT-VOTE for help.
Click here to learn more about your voting rights.
Are you ready to vote?
Download PPHP’s Ready to Vote Checklist to make sure you are ready to voting this election!