By Barrett Seaman—
Whether you have submitted an absentee ballot or not, you still have the option of voting in-person—either on election day, November 3rd or over the nine-day early voting period that begins this Saturday, October 24th.
State election law stipulates that an in-person vote supersedes an absentee ballot, and the election system is set up to affirm that.
There are nine days when early voting is possible in Westchester County. There are 17 polling places available—and you can vote in any one of them during the early voting period.
The voting times and dates are as follows:
- 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.
While the 17 polling places are available to all registered voters, the ones closest to rivertown voters are:
Dobbs Ferry Village Hall – 112 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry
Mount Pleasant Community Center – 125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla
Greenburgh Town Hall – 177 Hillside Ave., White Plains
If you work or regularly travel elsewhere in the county, here is the full list of polling places:
- Eastchester Public Library – 11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester;
- Dobbs Ferry Village Hall – 112 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry;
- Greenburgh Town Hall – 177 Hillside Ave., White Plains;
- Veterans Memorial Building – 210 Halstead Ave., Harrison;
- Pound Ridge Town House – 179 Westchester Ave., Pound Ridge;
- Mamaroneck Town Center – 740 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck;
- Mt. Kisco Memorial Complex at Leonard Park – 1 Wallace Drive, Mt. Kisco;
- Mount Pleasant Community Center – 125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla;
- Mount Vernon City Hall – 1 Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon;
- New Rochelle City Hall Annex – 90 Beaufort Place, New Rochelle;
- Joseph G. Caputo Community Center – 95 Broadway, Ossining;
- Peekskill Nutrition Center – Neighborhood Center – 4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill;
- Somers Town House – 3
- Westchester County Board of Elections – 25 Quarropas St., White Plains;
- Grinton I. Will Library – 1500 Central Park Ave., Yonkers;
- Riverfront Library – One Larkin Center, Yonkers;
- Yorktown Cultural Center – 1974 Commerce St., Yorktown Heights.
If you choose to wait until election day itself, there are many more polling places available, and you should find out and go to your assigned site. If you are registered, you should have already received a postcard from the Board of Elections telling you where to go.
If you did not or want to doublecheck, go to Vote411.org or to the WBOE website at: https://citizenparticipation.westchestergov.com to get your poll location. Voters simply enter their address and the correct poll location will display. It’s important for voters to know that their poll location may have been changed to be able to comply with all COVID-19 restrictions, ie, social distancing.
Absentee ballots can be mailed in or dropped off at any Early Voting Center or any poll location up to or on Nov. 3rd. Voters should go to the front of the line and a BOE social ambassador or election inspector will greet them and guide them to the secure drop bag.
In addition to the helpful sites listed above, former congressional candidate Allison Fine is offering an Election Tech Handbook that also provides useful information at: https://civictech.guide/election2020/