Election Information

Special COVID -19 Message for 2020 Candidates, Voters and the General Public from the Board of Elections:


The Westchester County Board of Elections is monitoring the COVID-19 public health crisis and how it relates to upcoming elections.Please review the most recent updates below. For more information, visit the Westchester BOE website

As of May 5, 2020, the Democratic Presidential Primary has been reinstated for June 23, 2020 due to court litigation.
June Local Primary Elections are being held on June 23, 2020.
Pursuant to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order from April 24, 2020, all eligible voters in active or inactive status will be mailed an absentee ballot application for the Presidential, and Local Primary Elections being held June 23, 2020.
Voting is expected to go forward in person on June 23, 2020.
For more information, visit the Westchester BOE website



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General Election Information


General Elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. National, state, county and local officials are elected at this time. Judges to the local, county and state courts are also elected during these election cycles. Amendments to the New York State Constitution and propositions may also appear on the ballot. Voting takes place at various polling places throughout the city.
 

Register to Vote


You must be registered in order to vote in any election. Eligible voters must be a US citizen, 18 years of age by Election Day and be a resident of the Westchester County 30 days prior to the election date.
 
To register, download and complete the Voter Registration Form and return to the Westchester County Board of Elections, 25 Quarropas Street, White Plains, NY 10601. Mail or deliver this form at least 25 days before the election you want to vote in. Westchester County will notify you that you are registered to vote.

The City Clerk’s office acts as a liaison to the County Board of Elections and only assists in the election process as directed by the County Board of Elections as a local satellite office on Election Day. 
  
For more information on voting, visit the Westchester County Board of Elections or call 914-995-5700.

Optical Scanning


Voting using these new optical scan voting machines is easy.  Once you go to your regular polling place, the sign-in procedure is the same as always.  After signing the Poll Roster Book, an election inspector gives you a preprinted paper ballot and a privacy sleeve and directs you to an area to mark your ballot.  After making your voting choice you take your marked ballot to the optical scan voting machine  and insert your ballot following the options on the screen.   Finally, your vote is read by the scanner, cast and dropped into a secure metal box within the machine.
 
 Here is the New York State Board of Elections and the PowerPoint presentation for the Westchester County Board of Elections.