Elections and Registering to Vote
Hope Community would like to remind our residents and the East Harlem community to make sure they are registered to vote and to vote in NYC & NYS elections. Your vote matters and has a direct impact on your daily life, job opportunities, schools, your children’s future and more.
Below we have listed voter registration resources, where to vote, important upcoming election dates, and more.
Important Upcoming Dates
- The deadline to register online to vote is Friday, October 9, 2020.
- The deadline for registering by mail to vote is (postmarked by) Friday, October 9, 2020.
- The deadline to register in person to vote is Friday, October 9, 2020.
- The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Tuesday, October 27, 2020.
- The early voting period runs from Saturday, October 24, 2020 to Sunday, November 1, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
- Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
Register to Vote
If you have never registered to vote New York State residents can do so up to 30 days prior to an election. It is very important to take part in your civic duty to cast your vote as it matters and is very important to your future.
Learn more here:
Learn how to register to vote today
Can’t make it to the polls on election day?
New York State for the first time has allowed for early voting. This allows residents of New York State to vote over several days prior to local, statewide, and federal elections.
Learn more here:
Important Upcoming NYS Election Dates
Dates to remember for upcoming elections you should participate in:
June 23, 2020 – Presidential Primary.
The Early Voting period for the April 28th Presidential Primary will be April 18, 2020 – April 26, 2020.
June 23, 2020 – State and Federal Primary Elections.
The Early Voting period for State and Federal June 23rd Primary will be June 13, 2020 – June 21, 2020.
November 3, 2020 – General Election day.
The Early Voting period for the November General Election will be October 24, 2020- November 1, 2020.
Why Voting Matters?
Voting matters and if you’re over 18 you should register to vote and learn about the candidates running for office looking to represent you in East Harlem in NYC & NYS government, as Mayor of NYC, as governor of NYS and Lieutenant governor , county and district attorneys, judges, and president of the United States.
Please see below for other Census resources:
Why You Should Vote
5 Reasons Why You Should Vote!
Why Young Voters Should Vote
9 Reasons We Need Young Voters More Than Ever