Healthy Voting in New York

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Voting by mail is a healthy option because you vote at home. If you go out at all, it's only to mail or drop off your ballot.

Voting by mail is also called absentee voting in New York.

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Healthy tips for voting by mail in New York

  • If you return your ballot at a mailbox or drop box, wash your hands afterwards for 20 seconds.
  • If you go out to drop off your ballot, practice physical distancing and wear a mask or other face covering to protect yourself and others.
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Early voting is voting in person before Election Day, which is usually less crowded than going to vote on Election Day itself.

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Healthy tips for early voting in New York

  • Follow instructions for healthy voting at your early voting location.
  • Wear a mask or other face covering, and maintain a physical distance of 6 feet to protect yourself, election workers, and other voters.
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. Wash with soap and water or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol before and after voting.
  • If you can, go when the early voting center will not be as busy, usually mid-morning or early-afternoon.
More tips for healthy voting in person

When you vote in person on Election Day, you go to a voting center to mark and cast your ballot in person. Voting centers also have accessible voting systems and language access options.

The June 23, 2020 primary election is over. Thank you for voting!

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Healthy tips for voting in person on Election Day in New York

  • Follow instructions for healthy voting at your in-person voting location.
  • Wear a mask or other face covering, and maintain a physical distance of 6 feet to protect yourself, election workers, and other voters.
  • Before and after voting, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • If you can, go when the voting center will not be as busy, usually mid-morning or early-afternoon.
More tips for healthy voting in person

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