Time off for voting
Employees who do not have 4 consecutive non-working hours between polls opening and closing, and who do not have "sufficient" non-working time to vote, are entitled to up to 2 hours paid leave to vote. Employees must request the leave between 2 and 10 days before Election Day. The employer can specify whether it be taken at beginning or end of shift. Employers must post this rule conspicuously 10 days prior to election.
2013 Events Calendar
|NY - General Election||November 5,2013|
Poll Hours: 6:00 AM-9:00 PM
Know Your Voting Machine
- Here you will find the information you need about the election process and the voting machines available in your specific polling place, as well as information on how your voting system will be used in an election.
- We hope that these resources will answer any voting questions you have and will provide you with a better understanding of what to expect when you arrive at your polling place on Election Day.
Must register to vote at least 25 days before the election.
Note: You may register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year but, to be eligible to vote in the November general election, your application must be received no later than October 10th except, if you have been honorably discharged from the military or have become a naturalized citizen since October 10th, you may register in person at the board of elections up until October 24th.
To Change Your Party Affiliation:
You can change your party affiliation by obtaining a Voter Registration Form,
indicating the change and sending it to the Board of Elections.We will process the information and send you a new voter card reflecting the change in party. You cannot change your enrollment and vote in the new party. You cannot change your enrollment and vote in the new party of your choice in the same year. PLEASE NOTE: a change of enrollment will go into affect ONE WEEK following the General Election. The last day to change your enrollment is the same as the last day to register for the General Election.
To register to vote in the State of New York, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
- be a United States citizen;
- be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you file this form
(note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote);
- live at your present address at least 30 days before an election;
- not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction and;
- not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court;
- not claim the right to vote elsewhere.
How and Where to register to Vote
- You can register in person at your county board of elections
- or at any New York State Agency-Based voter registration center.
- You can enter your name directly into our mailing list database to have a New York State Voter Registration Form mailed to you. (NOTE: The same form can be downloaded, using the link below.)
- You can call our 1-800-FOR-VOTE hotline to request a voter application.
- You can download a PDF version of the New York State Voter Registration Form.
Print the form, complete and sign it, and mail it to your county board of elections.
- Alternately, you can complete a PDF version of the New York State Voter Registration Form on-line by clicking on the link below, typing the necessary information and selecting the appropriate boxes. However, the file size of these forms are substantially larger than the above forms, so it may take quite a while for them to load on computers with slower Internet connections. Once the form is completed, you need to print the form and sign it. Any kind of digital or Adobe-generated signature is not acceptable. Then, mail the form to your county board of elections.
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