How to Vote in White Plains

Unsure of how to vote or register to vote this year? We've compiled a quick guide below. For more in-depth information on registering to vote and voting locally, please register for one of two events we will hold in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Westchester.

Events

Vote 2020! Register to Vote!
Thursday, September 17, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Is your voice being heard about the issues important to you? Are you registered to vote in Westchester County? Join us to learn why your vote is important and how to get ready for the 2020 General Election by completing the first step – Register to Vote. In this workshop, you will learn step-by-step how to complete a Voter Registration form, and where and how to submit it. Click here to find out how to attend.

Prepare to Vote 2020: 3 Ways to Vote
Monday, September 28, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Are you prepared to vote in the 2020 General Election? Have you decided HOW you plan to vote? With the challenging environment that we face due to the COVID-19 pandemic and election law changes, learn everything you need to know about the three ways to vote: Absentee Ballot, Early Voting, and Election Day. You will learn the steps to take and the important deadline dates to determine which way to vote is best for you. Click here to find out how to attend.

The League of Women Voters of Westchester is a nonpartisan organization whose purpose is to promote informed and active participation in government. The League neither supports nor opposes candidates or political parties. The League is supported by public-spirited individuals, businesses, and organizations.

A Quick Guide to Registering and Voting:

The New York State voter registration deadline is October 9th. Click here for the form and instructions or register online here.

There are 3 ways to vote: with an absentee ballot, early voting, or voting on election day. Request an absentee ballot online here; it's quick and easy! There are other ways to request an absentee ballot here. When you receive your absentee ballot, complete and sign it, then you may return it in one of the following ways:

  1. Put it in the mail ensuring it receives a postmark no later than Tuesday, Nov. 3.
  2. Bringing it to the Westchester County Board of Elections’ Office no later than Tuesday, Nov. 3.
  3. Bringing it to an early voting poll site between Saturday, October 24th through Sunday, Nov. 1.
  4. Bringing it to a poll site on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

There will be nine days of early voting before election day:

  • Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 from noon until 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct.. 25, 2020 from noon until 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct.. 26, 2020 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct.. 27, 2020 from noon until 8p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct.. 28, 2020 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct.. 29, 2020 from noon until 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct.. 30, 2020 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct.. 31, 2020 from noon until 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 from noon until 5 p.m.

There are 17 Early Voting sites in Westchester:

  • Westchester County Board of Elections, 25 Quarropas Street, White Plains, NY 10601
  • Greenburgh Town Hall, 177 Hillside Avenue, White Plains, NY 10607
  • Eastchester Public Library, 11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester, NY 10709
  • Dobbs Ferry Village Hall, 112 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
  • Veterans Memorial Building, 210 Halstead Avenue, Harrison, NY 10528
  • Pound Ridge Town House, 179 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, NY 10576
  • Mamaroneck Town Center, 740 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543
  • Mt. Kisco Memorial Complex at Leonard Park, 1 Wallace Drive, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
  • Mt. Pleasant Community Center, 125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla, NY 10595
  • Mt. Vernon City Hall, 1 Roosevelt Square, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550
  • New Rochelle City Hall Annex – 90 Beaufort Place, 90 Beaufort Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801
  • Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562
  • Peekskill Nutrition Center – Neighborhood Center, 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, NY 10566
  • Somers Town House, 335 Route 202, Somers, NY 10589
  • Grinton I. Will Library, 1500 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10710
  • Riverfront Library, One Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701
  • Yorktown Cultural Center, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Election Day polling places are still being determined. Check this website for updates as well as all of the above information and more.

September 22 is National Voter Registration Day. View our themed reading list on OverDrive here.

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