Here's What You Need to Know About the Nov. 7 General Election

The Nov. 7 general election is just around the corner. Here's helpful information on early voting, absentee ballots, and polling places.

Janrey Serapio
October 11, 2023

The Nov. 7 general election is coming up soon, and it’s time to start getting ready to vote. 

The offices that will be on the ballot on Nov. 7 include the City Council, the District Attorney's Office (Bronx, Queens, Staten Island), and the Civil Court. This general election succeeds the June 27 primary election, where candidates within political parties campaigned to gain candidacy for their respective offices. The winners of the primary election will now represent their party in the general election. To learn more about the differences between the types of elections, visit the NYC Votes website. 

Find out who represents you on the local, state, and federal levels at Who Represents Me? NYC.

Below, find all the important information you need to make your voice heard in the Nov. 7 general election, including information on early voting, absentee ballots, and polling places. 

What is the most important information to know?

  • Oct. 23: This is the deadline to update your address. 
  • Oct. 23: This is the last day to request an absentee ballot online or by mail. 
  • Oct. 28: This is the voter registration deadline to vote in the Nov. 7 election.
  • Oct. 28 - Nov. 5: This is the deadline for voting early in person.  
  • Nov. 6: Last day to apply in person for an absentee ballot. 
  • Nov. 7: Last day to postmark a ballot.
  • Nov. 7: General election in person. Polls are open from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm. You must vote at your assigned poll site.
  • Nov. 14: Deadline for Board of Elections to receive absentee ballots. 

Can I Vote on Nov. 7?

Yes, as long as you are registered to vote. The deadline to register is Oct. 28. You can check your registration status. 

Where Do Upper Manhattan Residents Vote? 

Early Voting Locations

Columbia University proudly serves as an Early Voting location in Morningside Heights at 2872 Broadway (former CitiBank location), Manhattanville at 605 W. 125th St. (The Forum), CUIMC at 1150 St. Nicholas Ave. (Russ Berrie Center). Visit the Board of Elections to find your assigned early voting location.

Nov. 7 Polling Locations

You can find your exact polling location by searching your address at the Board of Elections. A reminder that all polls are open from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023. 

Where Do I Find Who and What is on My Ballot?

The winners of the June 27 primary election will be representing their parties in the upcoming general election. The general election will elect members of the City Council, the District Attorney's Office (Bronx, Queens, Staten Island), and the Civil Court.

NYC Votes will be rolling out City Council candidate profiles on October 16, which will include candidate videos, sorting of candidates by issue, and other information to help you plan your ballot. To see more information about who'll be on your ballot this coming election, check out Who's on the Ballot, a not-for profit project of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. 

Also, it's important to keep in mind that the city council districts were redrawn last year following the 2020 nationwide census. To learn more about what the City Council does, visit the New York City Council website.

Will Ranked Choice Voting Be Used in the General Election on Nov. 7?

Ranked Choice Voting will NOT be used in the Nov. 7 general election. Voters had the chance to rank their choice for the City Council in the June 27 primary election. 

Have more questions about voting? 

Check out this helpful voting resource and find answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Voting NYC.

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