The 2020 presidential election is on November 3, but the majority of states are holding some form of early in-person voting. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. Millions more virus rapid tests, but are results reported? (Staten Island Advance/Jan Somma-Hammel). Early voting allows voters to both cast a ballot without having to rely on the Postal Service and avoid potentially long lines at their voting location on election day. Make a plan to vote early or request a ballot with this tool. The Primary Election is held 11 weeks before the General Election. Once a ballot is received and completed, it can be returned by mail as long as it is postmarked by the Nov. 3 deadline, dropped off at an early voting poll site between Oct. 24 and Nov. 1, dropped off at a poll site on Nov. 3 by 9 p.m. or dropped off at a County Board of Elections Office starting Sept. 8 until no later than Nov. 3 at 9 p.m. Here’s how to complete your absentee ballot. Don't miss a registration deadline, double check your status, and research how to register. Texas' Republican Governor Greg Abbott added nearly a week of additional early voting for the November election with an executive order. Here’s what you need to know about voting in the 2020 general election. A record number of voters are expected to register their ballots by mail as President Donald Trump makes repeated unsubstantiated claims that mail-in voting could lead to voter fraud. Election Day in-person voting, the most common way ballots are cast in elections around the country, will take place on Nov. 3. Voting before Election Day is also a possibility for New Yorkers. (Staten Island Advance/Annalise Knudson).

A polling site at PS 13 in Rosebank is shown during the 2020 primary. The 2020 presidential election is on November 3, but the majority of states are holding some form of early in-person voting. Click here to check if you are registered to vote.
Nearly a quarter of the ballots were cast by mail in the 2016 election, according to the Pew Research Center. In addition to the states sending all or most voters a mail-in ballot, 26 states and D.C. are set to hold traditional early voting at polling places or vote centers, 15 states will allow voters to cast their ballots early at their local election offices, and eight states will hold no in-person early voting. Voters went to polling sites, including at PS 78 in Stapleton, on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018. As noted on the chart, some states sending every voter a mail ballot will also hold limited in-person early voting before election day. While the New York City Board of Elections website has not yet listed where early voting will be held on Staten Island, nine locations were used in 2019, the Advance/SILive.com previously reported.

New Yorkers hoping to vote absentee in the November election can request a ballot application now that Gov. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories. Face coverings and social distancing measures will be required at polling sites. The story and the leaders behind the celebration. Saturday, October 24, 2020 is the first Vote Early Day in history.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dozens have states have made it easier to vote early or by mail.

Four states, Minnesota, Virginia, South Dakota, and Wyoming kicked things off with to hold early voting on September 18, with more following in the next weeks.