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Polls open at noon on Saturday, Oct. 26, thanks to a new "early voting" law in New York state.
Polls open at noon on Saturday, Oct. 26, thanks to a new "early voting" law in New York state. Photo Credit: Board of Elections

Early Voting For First Time In Westchester: When, Where?

Are you confused about the election process? Before it gets better, it's about to get a little more complicated.

Starting Saturday, Oct. 26, all New Yorkers can begin voting for candidates in the Nov. 5 election -- yes, nine days before usual. That's because of a new "early voting" law, making New York the 39th state to offer it.

Most counties will be offering one early voting site. Westchester residents are being afforded the ability to vote at one or -- in some cases -- two polling places from noon to 5 p.m. on most days leading up to the standard Tuesday Election Day. On a few days, the polls will be open at 8 a.m. or open until 8 p.m. (as detailed below.)

The League of Women Voters is conducting this survey of first-time "early voting" experiences.

Early Voting polling places may differ from your normal Election Day sites. (Voters still have the option to vote on Election Day at assigned polling places.) 

Election Day is on Tuesday, Nov. 5, when polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Voters who can’t make it to the polls on Election Day may request an absentee ballot.)

Polling places and other early voting details can be found by clicking here, or by checking the list below.

Early Voting Dates and Times:

-- Saturday, Oct. 26 from noon to 5 p.m.

-- Sunday, Oct. 27 from noon to 5 p.m.

-- Monday, Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

-- Tuesday, Oct. 29 from noon to 8 p.m. 

-- Wednesday,  Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

-- Thursday, Oct. 31 from noon to 8 p.m.

-- Friday, Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

-- Saturday, Nov. 2 from noon to 5 p.m.

-- Sunday, Nov. 3 from noon to 5 p.m.

(Polling places will not be open on Monday, Nov. 4.)

Here are Westchester's Early Voting Places: (If you don't see your village or city listed, some municipalities are sharing early voting sites in adjoining towns.)

-- Eastchester Public Library, 11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester

-- Mount Vernon City Hall, 1 Roosevelt Square North, Mount Vernon

-- Harrison Veterans Memorial Building, 210 Halstead Ave., Harrison

-- Mount Pleasant Community Center, 125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla

-- Pound Ridge Town House, 179 Westchester Ave., Pound Ridge

-- Mount Kisco Town Hall, 104 E. Main St., Mount Kisco

-- New Rochelle City Hall, 515 North Ave., New Rochelle

-- Ossining Recreation Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining

-- Peekskill City Hall, 840 Main St., Peekskill

-- Westchester County Board of Elections, 25 Quarropas St., White Plains

-- Somers Town House, 335 Route 202, Somers

-- Jefferson Village Community House, 3480 Hill Blvd., Yorktown Heights

-- Mamaroneck Town Center, 740 W Boston Post Road

-- In Greenburgh there are two Early Voting sites, but Greenburgh voters may only vote at one assigned site based on residence:

-- Dobbs Ferry Village Hall, 112 Main St., Dobbs Ferry

-- Greenburgh Town Hall, 177 W. Hillside Ave., White Plains, 

-- In Yonkers, there are two Early Voting sites, but Yonkers voters may only vote at one assigned site based on residence:

-- Yonkers "West:" Yonkers Public Library, 1 Larkin Center, Yonkers

-- Grinton I. Will Library, 1500 Central Park Ave., Yonkers

More early voting details can be found by clicking here: 

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