Tuesday, November 8, 2016

It's Election Day: Here's everything you need to know to vote in New York

Today, the direction of our country is in your hands.


Dear New York MoveOn member,

It's Election Day!

Today, the direction of our country is in your hands. Today is our chance to defeat Donald Trump and elect Hillary Clinton, help win back the Senate, and do everything we can to turn this into a wave election for progressive candidates, so that we relegate Trump’s racist, sexist, xenophobic, and hateful campaign to the dustbin of history where it belongs. 

Here’s a quick round-up—customized just for you—of all the information you'll likely need on this important day. Lots of people in your area will be voting, but many progressive races are going to be close, including quite possibly the presidential race, and it’s critically important that you vote.

If you've already voted, thanks for voting! And, if you're ineligible to vote, you can still participate by reminding everyone you know that today is Election Day. Create your #VoteAgainstHateNov8 profile badge to share on Facebook and Twitter now

When and where to vote

Polls in New York are open 6:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Remember, as long as you're in line before the polls close, you have a right to cast your ballot. So be sure to stay there and vote!

Click here to find your polling place, or you can also text POLL to 668366.

What to bring

If it's your first time voting and you registered by mail, you may need to bring an ID with you to vote in New York. For a list of ID requirements in New York, click here.

You can also get more information from the New York official elections site.

MoveOn endorsements and whom to vote for

  • Vote Hillary Clinton for president of the United States.
  • Make sure to vote all the way down the ticket.

Not sure whom or what else to vote for in New York? Check out these official endorsements from our friends at the Working Families Party for recommendations.

How to protect your vote

Chances are, you won't have any problems voting, but just in case you do, it's helpful to be prepared.

If your state has voter rolls and you're not listed, the first thing to do is talk to the poll workers to make sure you're at the right polling place. After you confirm that you are, you should ask for a provisional ballot. Remember, your vote is your voice, and if you are an eligible, registered voter, you have the right to vote, whether or not a poll worker finds your name on the list or a political operative challenges your eligibility at the poll.

And, if you witness any form of voter intimidation outside of your polling place, we recommend that you first and foremost stay safe. Do not engage; proceed inside to vote, and notify a poll worker.

Call the 1­-866­-OUR-VOTE toll-­free hotline to report any problems you may encounter.

Share that you voted

Are you at your polling location or on your way to vote? Snap a selfie outside your local polling location and post it on your social networks with a status like this: "This is what democracy looks like! #VoteAgainstHateNov8"

And, if you've already voted, thank you for making your voice heard. Now, let the world know you voted against hate by creating your #VoteAgainstHateNov8 profile badge!

Thanks for all you do.

—Ilya, Anna, Justin, Victoria, and the rest of the team

P.S. After you cast your vote, join thousands of other MoveOn members who are helping Get Out The Vote today. You can join canvass teams on the ground in key states or make calls from your own home to progressive voters who might not otherwise vote. Click here to help defeat Trump and GOTV!

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