Voting Information for the NOV 2020 General Election

Senator Jen Metzger (SD-42)


Dear neighbor, 

It is absolutely vital that we are able to safely exercise our most fundamental democratic right to vote in the November election, and have the assurance that our votes will be counted. 

This year, voters have three options to choose from: Early voting in person, absentee voting, and election day voting.  Everything you need to know about these options is detailed below.  

As always, feel free to contact me with questions about any of the information shared below. You can email me or call my Middletown office at (845) 344-3311 or my Liberty office at (845) 292-0215. Another great way to stay informed is by following me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

All my best,



Senator Jen Metzger
New York State Senate, District 42




Look up your voter registration status online 

What’s on the ballot in November?

  • President
  • Congress
  • State Senate
  • State Assembly
  • NY Supreme Court
  • Civil Courts


If you recently moved, and you are registered to vote anywhere in New York, you can vote at your new address thanks to a new law!

At the voting site -- either early voting or on election day, see below -- tell the election workers you moved and ask for an affidavit ballot. This is a special ballot that also acts as a voter registration address change.

Your vote will be counted!

Absentee voting is a 2-step process, and you should request a ballot ASAP because of mail delays. 

Step 1. Request an absentee ballot.

Request an absentee ballot online using the NYS Board of Elections online portal no later than October 27.


Get a ballot in person at your county Board of Elections until November 2.

Step 2. Fill out and return your absentee ballot. Your ballot must be postmarked or handed in by election day, November 3.


A few things to remember:

  • When requesting your ballot, make sure to check the box on the absentee ballot application for “temporary illness or physical disability” as the reason for receiving an absentee ballot if you are choosing to vote absentee because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • For those of you who voted absentee in the June primary, please take note that you will still need to request an absentee ballot for the November 3 election.
  • Don’t forget to sign and date the back of your absentee ballot envelope in the space provided!

In-person early voting is every day from October 24 through November 1. Visit the links below to view the dates, hours, and locations in your county. 

Election day is Tuesday, November 3, from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm. You can vote in person even if you requested an absentee ballot. You must vote at your designated polling location.