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If you are worried that the Board of Elections did not receive your absentee ballot e mail them for confirmationOther options: vote early or on election day
Board of Elections will confirm whether they received your absentee ballot if you e mail them
If you send in your absentee ballot by mail and want to find out before early voting days or before election day whether your ballot arrived at the Board of Elections you should e mail:
I tested this process out after speaking with the Board of Elections last week. I mailed my absentee ballot to the Board of Elections last week. Sent an e mail to the above address yesterday and last night received confirmation that my ballot was received. I was impressed how quickly the Board of Elections responded to my confirmation request. I'm sure that after the e mail address is publicized they will get more e mail requests for confirmation so send in your ballots quickly and give the Board at least a few days to process the ballot.
If you mail in your ballot by absentee and if by some chance the ballot was not received you can vote on early voting days or on election day.
In many states there is a better tracking system. A few weeks ago I expressed disappointment that NYS and Westchester County aren't doing what other states have been doing regarding tracking ballots. Colorado sofware company, i3logix, has developed such a system that tracks mail-in ballots like packages. North Carolina has signed on to the system that enables voters to track their ballot to make sure they arrive safely and are counted. According to the Washington Post (September 18), in California there is a new election website, “Where’s my ballot.” Voters type in their name, birthday and zip code and in a minute, they are signed up for updates. They get a text when ballots are in the mail, when it’s on its way back to election officials and eventually when it’s counted. Such a system would reduce long lines at early voting sites and on election day. It would “build confidence in democracy.”
EARLY VOTING SITES AND DATES
The upcoming election, November 3rd, is considered by local, state and national officials, media representatives and a broad range of community leaders / activists to be the most important election in our lifetime, to this point. Your vote is your voice. Please see the Early Voting schedule, below and note that, if you are a Westchester County resident, you may cast your vote here at Greenburgh Town Hall as well as Dobbs Ferry Village Hall or at any one of the seventeen (17) Early Voting locations listed below.
The early voting period is October 24 through November 1.
Early Voting Times: