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The people of New York have effectively organized to make the state a leader in addressing the climate crisis, from banning fracking in 2014 and making this permanent in 2020 to setting the most aggressive greenhouse gas reduction goals in the nation with the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.

In the fall of 2020, we are witnessing the increasingly destructive impact of climate change as fires rage in the west and hurricane season amplifies.  Scientists remind us that the window to address the climate crisis is rapidly closing.  We are facing a pivotal election in November that will determine whether our elected officials in New York continue to accelerate the required just transition off fossil fuels.

Mothers Out Front New York is well positioned to provide much needed grassroots power to ensure this transition takes place in a timely manner by supporting New Yorkers to vote at the local, state, and federal levels.

We want to ensure that New Yorkers know how to register to vote and have the tools to exercise that right.

How to register to vote and important dates

In New York State, registered voters can vote in three ways:

  1. Voting on Election Day
  2. Early Voting
  3. Mailing or dropping off an absentee ballot

How do I register to vote? How to I ensure that I am registered to vote?

  • Check whether you are registered to vote here

If you’re not registered…

  • Register to vote online here using the New York State website.
    • Note: to register online, you will need both your valid New York State ID, drivers license, or permit, and your social security number. Please see their website for specific information.
  • Otherwise, you are able to register by paper application. Spanish version here
  • Visit this form to have a printed paper application mailed to you. 
    • Call 1-800-FOR-VOTE hotline to request a voter application.
  • Register to vote in person at your county board of elections or at any New York State Agency Based voter registration center.

More information: https://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingRegister.html

What are the deadlines to register in New York?

  • October 9:
    • Last day to postmark an application to register to vote.
      • It must be received no later than October 14
    • Last day to register to vote in person.
  • October 14:
    • Last day to request a change of an address on your voter registration. The Board of Elections must receive your application by this date.
  • October 24:
    • Last day to register as a military voter in person if you serve in the U.S. Military or are a spouse or dependent of someone serving in the U.S. military.
    • Last day to register in person if you were honorably discharged from the U.S. Military or have become a naturalized U.S. Citizen after October 9.

What are the deadlines to vote absentee?

  • October 27:
    • Last day to apply online, by email, fax or to postmark an application or letter of application by mail for an absentee ballot. (Please be warned that despite this deadline, the Post Office has advised they cannot guarantee timely delivery of ballots applied for less than 15 days before an election.)
  • November 2:
    • Last day to apply IN-PERSON for absentee ballot.
  • November 3:
    • Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the local board of elections no later than Nov. 10th. Military Voter Ballots must be received no later than Nov. 16th.
    • Last day to deliver ballot IN-PERSON to the local board of elections or to any poll site.

Can I vote early in New York?

Yes!

The Early Voting Period is October 24,2020 – November 1, 2020. Learn our and where to vote early in New York here.

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