Disability Voting Resources

Overview

Every American has the right to vote. For people with disabilities, there are federal and state laws to ensure that right.


Resources for Unregistered Voters

In order to vote, you must be registered in your borough. You can register to vote by mail or in-person at your local borough office.

The Deadline for Voter Registration for the November 3rd, 2020 General Election has passed.

Information on Registering to Vote on Board of Elections Website

Register to vote online in multiple language here 

Resources for Registered Voters

The following resources are for registered voters in NYC.

You can now find both your Early Voting and Election Day pollsites by using the Poll Site Locator.

On Election Day if you have any issue with accessibility or casting your ballot, you can contact the Board of Elections headquarters for your borough:
Board of Elections Contact list

Absentee Ballot Voting

If you are unable to make it to the polls on Election Day because of occupation, business, studies, travel, illness, disability, hospitalization or resident in a long-term care facility, you may vote by absentee ballot.

The Deadline to Apply for an Absentee Ballot for the November 3rd, 2020 General Election has passed.

Accessible Absentee Ballot 
If you are a person with a disability that impacts your ability to fill out a paper ballot, you can request an accessible screen-readable electronic absentee ballot.
Absentee Ballot Request Form
Info on Absentee Voting on Board of Elections Website


Rights of People with Disabilities

NYC Board of Elections Voting Rights
The Americans with Disabilities Act and Other Federal  Laws Protecting the Rights of Voters with Disabilities
National Disability Voter Registration Network


Early Voting

The Early Voting period for the November 3rd, 2020 General Election has passed.

For ease of access, New Yorkers can vote early before Election Day. For information on times, poll site locations and what you need to bring to cast your ballot visit the Early Voting Page on the BOE Website.

Find Your Early Voting Site