Everything You Need To Know To Vote In The Upcoming Election For Tri-State


Election season is upon us and with that comes a whole round up of things we need to vote on. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut residents are heading to the polls (or sending in their votes) in the next few weeks and it is important to be informed on what/who and how to vote in this upcoming election. Below is a set of directions on how to vote in this upcoming election amid coronavirus as well as other important dates to note for absentee ballots.

NEW YORK Primary Election

Jun 23, 2020

Early Voting: Jun 13, 2020 - Jun 21, 2020

Voter Registration Deadline

Postmarked by Fri May 29, 2020

Post received by Wed Jun 3, 2020

In-Person Request by Fri May 29, 2020

Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot:

In-Person Request by Tue Jun 23, 2020

Deadline to Return Completed Absentee Ballot:

In-Person, Received by Tue Jun 23, 2020

What to bring when you vote in New York:

New York does not require voters to present identification while voting. However, if a voter does not provide valid identification at the time of registration, he or she must show identification at the polling place when voting for the first time. Voters can present the following forms of identification: A current, valid photo ID, including but not limited to a drivers' license or a DMV-issued non-driver photo ID, a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document with the voter's name and address

NEW JERSEY Primary Election

Jul 7, 2020

Early Voting: Not available

In-Person Absentee Voting: Not available

Voter Registration Deadline: Tue Jun 16, 2020

Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot: In-Person Request by Mon Jul 6, 2020 3:00PM EDT

Deadline to Return Completed Absentee Ballot: In-Person, Received by Tue Jul 7, 2020

What to bring when you vote in New Jersey:

New Jersey does not require voters to present identification while voting, in most cases. However, if a voter does not provide valid identification at the time of registration, he or she must show identification at the polling place. Voters can present the following forms of identification: New Jersey driver's license, Military or other government ID, Student or job ID, Store membership card, United States Passport, Bank statement, Car registration, Government check or document, Non-photo NJ driver's license, Rent receipt, Sample Ballot, Utility bill or any other official document

CONNECTICUT Primary Election

Aug 11, 2020

Early Voting: Not available

In-Person Absentee Voting: Not available

Voter Registration Deadline:

Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot: Mon Aug 10, 2020

Deadline to Return Completed Absentee Ballot: Fax by Tue Aug 11, 2020

What to bring when you vote In Connecticut:

Connecticut requires voters to present non-photo identification while voting. Head to the Secretary of State's page on accepted ID to ensure you have the most current information.

Further Resources to help you to vote:

https://www.rockthevote.org/

https://ballotpedia.org/Sample_Ballot_Lookup

https://www.vote411.org/

https://www.vote.org/register-to-vote/

https://www.theskimm.com/2020

Stay informed and vote!

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