Early voting will begin on Saturday, Oct. 26 ahead of Election Day, which is Nov. 5.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says allowing people to vote up to eight days ahead of time benefits both voters and the poll workers.
Early voting is meant to accommodate voters who’s professional or family obligations make it difficult to get to polling locations on Election Day. It also reduces waiting times and ease logistical burdens for poll workers.
"Too many generations of New Yorkers have been discouraged from exercising their right to vote, and this year we enacted a series of new measures to fix that and help bring our voting laws into the 21st century," Governor Cuomo said. "Early voting is just one of the many steps we've taken to break down barriers to democracy, and I encourage New Yorkers to take advantage of this opportunity to skip the lines on Election Day and ensure their voices are heard at the ballot box."
Times and locations for early voting are available by clicking the links below: