2020 Elections: How to Cast Your Vote

Voting in this year's election is going to be unlike any we've had before. Make sure you know how to cast a vote in your state!

Connecticut
Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New Jersey 
New York
Rhode Island
Vermont


Connecticut

There 2 ways to vote in Connecticut:

  1. Vote by mail
    • All Connecticut voters will be sent an absentee ballot application including a postage-paid return envelope. You can also fill out an application for a ballot here, using the COVID-19 excuse.
    • The deadline for applications is October 27.
    • You can return your ballot by mail, or it can be dropped off at a safe and secure absentee ballot drop box that is stationed outside your town hall.
    • The deadline to submit your ball is Election Day, November 3rd
  2. Vote in person on Election Day, Nov 3 at your regular polling sites.
    • Polls are open in Connecticut from 6am to 8pm.

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Maine

There are 2 ways to vote in Maine:

  1. Vote by mail. 
  2. Vote in person on Election Day, Nov 3 at your regular polling sites.

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Massachusetts

There are 3 ways to vote in Massachusetts

  1. Vote by mail
    • Complete a Vote by Mail Application
    • Deadlie to apply for a Vote by Mail ballot: October 28.
    • Applications can be mailed or hand-delivered to your local election office, or submitted electronically by fax or e-mail, as long as your signature is visible.
    • Fill out your ballot when it arrives.
    • You can return your ballot by mail or drop it off at your local election office.
    • Deadline to return your ballot: postmarked no later than November 3; received by your local election office no later than November 6.
    • You can track your ballot here
  2. Vote early.  
    • Saturday, October 17 - Friday, October 30
    • Dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
  3. Vote in person on Election Day, November 3 at your regular polling sites.
    • Polling places will be open 7am - 8pm.

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New Hampshire

New Hampshire only offers absentee ballots by mail to voters who will be unable to vote in person. All other voters are expected to vote in person on Election Day, Nov 3.

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New Jersey

There are 2 ways to vote in New Jersey

  1. Vote by mail. 
    • All active, registered voters will receive a mail-in ballot for the General Election. Complete your ballot, sign, seal and return it one of the following ways:
      1. Mail it back by November 3. Your mail in ballot must be received by your county’s Board of Elections on or before November 10.
      2. Drop your ballot off into a Secure Ballot Drop Box by 8:00 p.m. on November 3.        
      3. Deliver your ballot in person to your county’s Board of Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. on November 3.
      4. Bring your ballot to your polling place by 8:00 p.m. on election day, November 3.
    • You can track your ballot here.
  2. Vote in person on Election Day, November 3, at your regular polling sites.
    • Polling sites are open 6am - 8pm.

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New York

There are 3 ways to vote in New York

  1. Vote by mail
    • Request your ballot here by October 27 using the “temporary illness” reason. There are several ways you can return your completed, signed ballot: 
    • Return it by mail, postmarked no later than November 3, in one of the following ways:
      1. Drop it off at your county Board of Elections Office starting September 8 through no later than November 3 by 9pm (click here for a list of county Boards of Elections Offices)
      2. Bring it to an Early Voting poll site between October 24 and November 1
      3. Bring it to a poll site on Election Day, November 3, by 9pm
  2. Vote early
  3. Vote in person on Election Day, November 3 at your regular polling sites.
    • Polling sites are open 6am - 9pm.

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Rhode Island

There are 3 ways to vote in Rhode Island

  1. Vote by mail
    • Click here to download your ballot application by October 13 and submit it to your local board of canvassers
    • Complete your ballot as soon as you receive it.  There are several ways you can cast your completed, signed ballot: 
      1. Mail it back before November 3. Your mail in ballot must be received before or by November 3.
      2. Drop your ballot off into a Secure Ballot Drop Box.          
      3. Hand deliver your ballot in person to your local board of canvassers by November 3.
      4. Bring your ballot to your polling place by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 3.
  2. Vote early 
  3. Vote in person on Election Day, November 3 at your regular polling site.
    • Polling sites are open 6am - 8pm.

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Vermont

There are 3 ways to vote in Vermont.

  1. Vote by mail
    • All active registered voters in Vermont will receive a ballot by mail between September 21 and October1. Complete your ballot, sign, seal and return it one of the following ways:
    1. Early or absentee voter ballots must be returned to the clerk's office before the close of business on the day before the election (be sure to check your town clerk's hours) or to the polling place by 7:00 pm on Election Day
    2. The ballots may be returned by mail or in person, unless the ballots were delivered by justices of the peace who would then return them to the town clerk. The town clerk must record receipt of the voted ballot(s) on the list of early or absentee voters.
  2. Vote early through absentee in-person voting. The period for absentee in-person voting runs from Monday, September 21, 2020 to Monday, November 2, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live. Find your early voting site here.
  3. Vote in person on Election Day, Noveber 3 at your regular polling sites
    • Polls open between 5am and 10am depending up the town. All polling places close at 7pm.


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