The New York State Senate has ensured New Yorkers can safely and securely vote in the November 2020 election. Last year early voting gave New Yorkers the opportunity to avoid lines at local polling stations. This year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, eligible New Yorkers may request an absentee ballot by mail if they believe in-person voting puts them or others at unnecessary risk.
New Yorkers have more opportunities than ever to register and vote. To ensure your voice is heard and that you can exercise your civic duty safely and securely, the New York State Senate has enacted critical election reforms over the last two years. These reforms only make the process easier. Voting is ultimately up to you.