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Voting Guide For Westchester County

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Voting Guide For Westchester County

The race to the primaries is underway in Westchester County, and this year’s election has residents running to the polls early. With an intense race for who will be New York’s 16th District Representative, Jamaal Bowman or George Latimer, this year’s election is a big one. But don’t worry; voting in our primaries is a straightforward process that can make a real difference for our communities and families. We’re sharing the primary candidates on the ballot this year, locating your early voting locations, finding your ballot and polling place, ballot information, and more.

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2024 Primary Election Candidates

This year’s candidates for New York’s 16th District Representative, Jamaal Bowman, and George Latimer, have dominated the news cycle in Westchester as they fight to secure a congressional seat and represent parts of the Bronx and Westchester County. These local races are significant for our residents and often play a pivotal role in determining who controls the House. Your vote is not just a vote; it’s a powerful way to use your voice and help shape our families’ future. So, let’s get out and vote.

Jamaal Bowman

Incumbent Rep. Jamaal Bowman, a former middle school principal, is running for a third term in Congress. He gained national attention in 2020 when he defeated U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel, who had served 16 terms and was the House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman. Bowman’s campaign focuses on key issues such as The Green New Deal, Medicare for All, Immigration reform, and ending antisemitism, islamophobia, and all hate.

George Latimer

George Latimer is from Mount Vernon and has worked in Westchester County for some time. He was on the Rye City Council and is currently the Westchester County Executive. He focuses on issues such as investing in infrastructure, supporting comprehensive immigration reform, and protecting Medicare and Social Security.

While these candidates are taking over our news cycle, the ballot will include New York’s 17th District Representative, Assembly District 92, District Attorney, and more.

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New York’s 17th District Representative Candidates

Assembly District 92

District Attorney

Click here for the complete list of 2024 Primary Election Candidates.

Registering to Vote

While the registration deadline to vote on June 25th has passed, we have to share information on registering for this year’s General Election with our Westchester families.

New Yorkers must register to vote by specific deadlines to be eligible to vote in Village, Primary, Special, and General Elections. The registration deadlines for the November 5th General Election are as follows: for mail registration, applications must be received by October 26th, 2024, and for in-person registration, the application must be received by the same date.

Click here for New York’s Voter Registration Form.

New voters can also register to vote online at www.ny.gov. Families can also check information, such as changing their registration and requesting a voter registration card on the New York State Board of Elections site.

Early Voting Locations

This year, Westchester families and residents eagerly head to the polls to voice their support for their preferred candidates, with many voting early. While the official election day is on June 25th, you can cast your vote today. The early voting period runs from Saturday, June 15th, to Sunday, June 23rd. Here’s a list of the convenient Westchester County Early voting centers where you can exercise your right to vote.

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Locations

  • Croton Municipal Building, 1 Van Wyck Street, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520
  • Eastchester Public Library, 11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester, NY 10709
  • Greenburgh Town Hall, 177 Hillside Avenue, White Plains, NY 10607
  • Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library, 7 Maple Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
  • St. Gregory The Great Church, 215 Halstead Avenue, Harrison, NY 10528
  • Mamaroneck Town Center, 740 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543
  • Mt. Kisco Public Library, 100 E. Main Street, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
  • Mt. Pleasant Community Center, 125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla, NY 10595
  • Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY 10562
  • Pound Ridge Town House, 179 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, NY 10576
  • Rye Brook Firehouse, 940 King Street, Rye Brook, NY 10573
  • Somers Town House, 335 Route 202, Somers, NY 10589
  • Jefferson Village Annex, 3500 Hill Boulevard, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
  • Yorktown Cultural Center, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
  • Doles Center, 250 S. 6th Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550
  • Mt. Vernon City Hall, 1 Roosevelt Square, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550
  • New Rochelle City Hall Annex – 90 Beaufort Place, 90 Beaufort Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801
  • New Rochelle United Methodist Church, 1200 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10804
  • Peekskill Lincoln Depot Museum, 10 S. Water Street, Peekskill, NY 10566
  • Peekskill Neighborhood Center, 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, NY 10566
  • Rye City- Resurrection- Early Childhood Education Center, 88 Milton Road, Rye, NY 10580
  • Westchester County Board of Elections, 25 Quarropas Street, White Plains, NY 10601
  • Grinton I. Will Library, 1500 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10710
  • Nodine Hill Community Center, 140 Fillmore Street, Yonkers, NY 10701
  • Riverfront Library, One Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701

Process For Early Voting

The process for early voting is the same as voting on Election Day. At early voting centers, you will check-in, receive your ballot, and cast your vote. Instructions and assistance will be available if needed. If you vote early, you cannot vote on Election Day. Early voting results will be reported after 9:00 pm on June 25th. For residents of Yorktown, the 2024 Yorktown Special Election for Councilmember deadline is July 23rd.

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2024 Yorktown Special Election for Councilmember

Early voting for the 2024 Yorktown Special Election for Councilmember (Unexpired Term) is available for registered voters in the Town of Yorktown at two designated early voting locations. The early voting period is from Saturday, July 13th through Sunday, July 21st, with specific hours listed.

Voting during early voting follows the same process as voting on Election Day. Early voting results will be reported after 9 pm on Tuesday, July 23rd. Additionally, early voting by mail ballot and absentee ballot options are available.

For more information on this particular election, visit www.yorktownny.org.

Finding your Ballot and Polling Place

In Westchester County, it’s easy to find your ballot and local polling place by heading to citizenparticipation.westchestergov.com. The only information you’ll need is your address, and you’re all set. Voters should also receive polling place locations by mail with the address of their location and hours of operation.

Here’s the complete list of polling places in Westchester County.

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Absentee Ballots and Voting By Mail

Voting By Mail

Registered voters can apply for an early mail ballot. Voters can use the online application portals or visit the Westchester County Board of Elections in person. Additionally, you can download the New York State Early Mail Ballot Application Form.

To cast an early mail ballot, you must apply to the board of elections in Westchester at least ten days before the election. Once you receive the ballot, mark it according to your choices, seal it in the Security Ballot Envelope (which includes your signature), and then place it in the pre-paid Return Ballot Envelope provided and send it to the Westchester County Board of Elections.

Absentee Ballots

In New York, you can vote by absentee ballot if you are absent from your residence on Election Day, have an illness or disability, are a primary caregiver for someone who is ill or disabled, are a resident or patient of a Veterans Health Administration Hospital, or are in jail for a reason other than a felony conviction.

Once you have been issued an absentee ballot, you cannot vote on a machine for that election. To apply for an absentee ballot, you can use the New York State Absentee Ballot Application Portal, send an email or fax request, visit the Board of Elections in person, or mail a paper application. The application must include your name, date of birth, registered address, address for sending the ballot, reason for the request, and signature.

Deadline/How to Return Absentee and Mail in Ballots

Families have several options for submitting their ballot for the June 25th State and Federal Primary Election. Residents can mail their ballot and must ensure it receives a postmark by June 25th. Alternatively, voters can bring their ballot to the Westchester County Board of Elections Office by 9 pm on June 25th. Early voters can take their ballot to an early voting poll site in Westchester County between June 15th and June 23rd. Finally, you can bring your ballot to a poll site in Westchester County on June 25th by 9 pm.

2024 Elections
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Westchester families are looking to their candidates to continue shaping a safe and inclusive community for us all. The best way to do this is by getting out to vote and ensuring our voices are heard. The only way we can ensure our county meets the standards of living we all deserve is by voting, so make sure you use your voice this election season.

For more information on this year’s important election dates, check out the NYS 2024 Political Calendar

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