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Poll Hours: 6:00 AM-9:00 PM

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines
April 19, 2016 - Presidential Primary Election Day
Last day to registerMarch 25, 2016
Last day to request for absentee ballotApril 12, 2016
Last day to return absentee ballotApril 18, 2016
June 28, 2016 - Primary Election Day
Last day to register June 3, 2016
Last day to request absentee ballotJune 21, 2016
Last day to return absentee ballotJune 27, 2016
November 8, 2016 - General Election Day
Last day to registerOctober 14, 2016
Last day to request for absentee ballotNovember 1, 2016
Last day to return absentee ballotNovember 7, 2016
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Hempstead Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Wayne J. Hall, Sr. - Population(53,891)
March 15, 2016
  • Union Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Rose Sotak - Population(56,346)
November 8, 2016

What hours are polling places open?

  • Primary Elections: In New York City and the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Erie, POLLS OPEN AT 6 AM - CLOSE AT 9 PM. In all other counties, POLLS OPEN AT 12 NOON and CLOSE AT 9 PM.
  • General Elections: POLLS OPEN AT 6 AM - CLOSE AT 9 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.

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New York Elections: What's At Stake In 2016?

Why the 2016 Presidential Election Could Impact Your Way Of Living For Generations to Come

Democrats and Republicans The 2016 Presidential Election is crucial to both Republicans and Democrats since the next President of the United States could nominate as many as four Supreme Court justices. As many as four seats on the Supreme Court could become vacant during the next few years with four supreme court justices over the age of 80. This means the next president could have the power to transform the supreme court, and American law, for generations to come. (See Election Dates and Deadlines)

President Barack Obama The United States presidential election of 2016 is an Open Race since the Incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama is term-limited and cannot run for re-election to a third term in office.

President Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009, and was sworn in for his second term on January 20, 2013.
(Browse 2016 Presidentials)

New York 2016 US Senator race

In 2016, there will be a US Senator race in New York. Each state elects two senators for staggered 6-year terms.One of the seats of New York's two senators in the United States Senate is up for election this Election cycle. The Incumbent US Senator is running for re-election.

New York US Senator Race - Incumbent (Democrat) Running

New York US Senator Race - Incumbent (Democrat) Running Incumbent Democratic Senator, Chuck Schumer, is running for re-election to a fourth term in office. On November 2, 2010, Chuck Schumer won the election to the United States Senate with 66.3% of the vote against the Republican candidate, Jay Towsend, who came in a distant second with 32.2% of the vote. (see current elected officials in New York)



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.

Important Note:

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