ELECTION DAY IS NOVEMBER 8 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOWOctober 18, 2016
NEW YORK – Polls open from 6:00 a.m. -9 p.m.
• Voter registration deadline for the general election: Oct. 14.
• Absentee ballots must be completed and mailed to your county elections board no later than the seventh day before the election or delivered in person no later than one day before the election.
• In New York State, workers who do not have 4 consecutive non-working hours between polls opening and closing, and who do not have sufficient time to vote, are entitled to up to 2 hours paid leave to vote.
For questions & more info on voting in NY: Contact the State Board of Elections: 518-474-6220 or log on to www.elections.ny.gov/VotingRegister.html.
NEW JERSEY – POLLS OPEN FROM 7:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M.
• Voter registration deadline for the general election: Oct. 18.
• Last day to request absentee ballot by mail: October 9.
• Deadline to apply for mail-in absentee ballot for general election: Nov. 1.
• In-person absentee ballot request deadline is 3:00 p.m. on Nov 7.
• Absentee Ballot return deadline: 8:00 p.m. on Nov. 8.
• If you are in line at 7:00 p.m. you must be given the right to vote.
For questions & more info on voting in NJ: Contact the NJ Division of Elections at 609-292-3760 or log on to www.njelections.org/
FLORIDA – POLLS OPEN FROM 7:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M.
• Voter registration deadline for general election: Oct. 11.
• By-mail absentee ballot request deadline: Last day election officials can send absentee ballots to domestic voters: Oct. 11
• Absentee Ballot return deadline: Nov. 8.
• Early voting period: Oct. 29 to Nov. 5.
• If you do not bring proper ID you can still vote on a provisional ballot in your registered precinct.
For more information contact the FL Department of State Division of Elections: 850-245-6200 or log on to www.dos.myflorida.com/elections/
MARYLAND –POLLS OPEN FROM 7:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
• Voter registration deadline by mail and on line for the general election: Oct 18.
• Voter registration deadline in person: Nov. 3.
• For the first election cycle ever, Marylanders can register to vote during early voting.
For more information visit this link: www.elections.state.md.us/voter_registration/index.html
• Early voting in the general election is from Oct. 27 through Nov. 3 from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Not every poll is open early. Find locations here: www.elections.state.md.us/voting/early_voting_sites/2016_EARLY_VOTING_SITES.pdf
Find poll sites for the general election here: www.voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/votersearch
• To vote early or on Election Day at the polls you will only be asked to provide identification at the polling place if you are: voting for the first time in Maryland; You registered to vote by mail on or after January 1, 2003; You have not previously met the identification requirements.
• Marylanders may vote by absentee ballot without a reason. You must request an absentee ballot by Nov. 1.
• Visit www.voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/OnlineVoterRegistration to request one online or www.elections.state.md.us/voting/absentee.html to download and print a ballot.
For more information log on to www.elections.state.md.us or call 410-269-2840.
MASSACHUSETTS - POLLS OPEN FROM 7:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
• Voter registration deadline for the general election: Oct. 19.
• Absentee ballot request deadline: Nov. 7.
• Absentee ballot return deadline: Nov. 8.
• Employers must legally provide two hours to vote.
For questions & more information on voting Contact the Massachusetts Secretary of the Common Wealth 800-392-6090 or log on to www.sec.state.ma.us/.
WASHINGTON D.C. – POLLS OPEN 7:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.
• Voter registration deadline for the general election: Nov. 8.
• Absentee ballot request deadline: 15 days before the election.
• Absentee ballot return deadline: no later than seven days before the election.
• Early voting begins Oct. 22 at One Judiciary Sq. and Oct. 29 at other locations.
For questions and more information on voting log on to www.dcboee.org or call 202-727-2525.