Know Your Rights

In any election, you have a right to:

  • Be assisted by any person of your choice (except your employer or union representative), including a trained poll worker, if you need help to vote.
  • Bring an interpreter into the voting booth.
  • Visit the Poll Site Language Assistance List to see where interpreters are available in some languages.
  • Ask election workers how to mark and cast your ballot.
  • Bring materials about candidates and ballot questions with you, such as the CFB Voter Guide. (Please take these materials away with you when you finish voting.)
  • Vote even if the voting machine is broken.
  • Vote by "affidavit ballot" if your name is missing from the list of voters at your polling site.
  • Take time off from work to vote: New York State Law allows you to take up to three paid hours off at the beginning or end of your shift to vote, as long as you notify your employer at least two days before Election Day.
  • Under federal and state law, persons with disabilities are entitled to assistance with voter registration, accessible polling sites, and assistance with casting their ballot. If you have a disability and believe you have been denied your right to assistance while voting or registering to vote, please call 311.

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Know Your Rights

Watch this public service announcement to learn about your interpretation rights when you visit your local poll site.


اعرف حقوقك
তোমার অধিকার সম্পর্কে জান
知道你的权益
瞭解您的權利
Connais tes droits
Konnen dwa ou
Conosci i tuoi diritti
당신의 권리를 알고
Poznaj swoje prawa
знать свои права
Conoce tus derechos
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Ranked Choice Voting

Watch this public service announcement to learn about Ranked Choice Voting.


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র‌্যাঙ্কড পছন্দ ভোটিং
排名选择投票
排名選擇投票
Vote au choix classé
Vòt chwa klase
Votazione a scelta classificata
순위 선택 투표
Pейтинговое голосование
знать свои права
Votación de elección clasificada
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