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General Election FAQ: November 2022

Viviana Metzgar Oct 13, 2022  

November is coming up, which means it is voting season! Voting is an essential part of every citizen's civic duty and is an amazing opportunity to advocate for structural change. Apicha Community Health Center encourages our community members to vote, especially when it comes to local elections. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions to make sure you have all the information you need. 

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Important Dates

This year, the general election is on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022. Visit this NYC Votes Resource Guide for a full list of important dates for the upcoming November election. 

  • October 14: Voter Registration Deadline. Register to vote here.
  • October 19: Deadline to Update your address if you have moved.
  • October 24: Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot (online). Request your absentee ballot here. 
  • October 29: Voter Registration Deadline for Military Discharges or recently naturalized citizens. If honorably discharged from the military or have become a naturalized citizen after October 14th, you may register in person at the county Board of Elections office up until October 29th.
  • October 29 - November 6: Early Voting for the General Election. Find your early voting site here.
  • November 7: Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot (IN PERSON).
  • November 8: General Election Day! Find your poll site here.
  • November 8: Deadline to Postmark Absentee Ballot. Must be received by the county board no later than Nov 15th.
  • November 15: Deadline for the county board to receive your absentee ballot. 

What’s on the ballot?

For the November 8 general election, the following positions will be on the ballot: 

  • U.S. Senate 
  • U.S. House 
  • Governor 
  • Lt. Governor 
  • Attorney General 
  • Comptroller 
  • State Senate 
  • State Assembly 
  • NYS Supreme Court 
  • Civil Court 
  • Surrogate’s Court 
  • Ballot Proposals 

Check out a collection of NYC sample ballots at this link.

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How do I know if I can vote?

To vote in New York, one must meet the following requirements: 

      1. Be a United States citizen.
      2. Be 18 years old by the date of the next election. 
      3. Must have lived at your present address for at least 30 days prior to the election. 
How Do I Register?

A voter can request a registration application in person at the county Board of Election or at any New York state agency-based voter registration center. Forms are also available by mail, telephone, or online. 

What time can I vote?

For general elections (federal/national), polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Do I need my ID to vote at the polls?

No. In the state of New York, a voter does not need to present their ID in order to vote. 

More Information 

For more information on New York voting, visit Rock the Vote

Click here for an Interactive Board of Elections Map.

New York State Board of Elections:

  • Phone: (518) 474-6220 
  • Email: INFO@elections.ny.gov 
  • Mailing Address:
    NYS Board of Elections 
    40 North Pearl Street, Suite 5 
    Albany, NY 12207-2729 

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