Know your Rights

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.
  • Click on 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.

Learn more about Know Your Rights
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Bengali | বাঙালি
Chinese | 简化字
French | français
Haitian Creole | kreyòl ayisyen
Italian | Italiano
Korean | 한국어
Polish | Polskie
Russian | русский
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Urdu | اردو
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Public Service Announcements

Early Voting

Watch this public service announcement to understand how you can participate in the Early Voting period.

Arabic | العربية
Bengali | বাঙালি
Chinese (Mandarin) | 简化字
Chinese (Cantonese) | 正體字
French | français
English
Haitian Creole | kreyòl ayisyen
Italian | Italiano
Korean | 한국어
Polish | Polskie
Russian | русский
Spanish | Español
Urdu | اردو
Yiddish | יידיש

Know Your Rights

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

Arabic | العربية
Bengali | বাঙালি
Chinese (Mandarin) | 简化字
Chinese (Cantonese) | 正體字
French | français
English
Haitian Creole | kreyòl ayisyen
Italian | Italiano
Korean | 한국어
Polish | Polskie
Russian | русский
Spanish | Español
Urdu | اردو
Yiddish | יידיש

Ranked Choice Voting

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

Arabic | العربية
Bengali | বাঙালি
Chinese (Mandarin) | 简化字
Chinese (Cantonese) | 正體字
French | français
English
Haitian Creole | kreyòl ayisyen
Italian | Italiano
Korean | 한국어
Polish | Polskie
Russian | русский
Spanish | Español
Urdu | اردو
Yiddish | יידיש