Voter Bill of Rights

As a registered voter, you have the right to:
  • Vote - The right to vote includes voting for candidates and questions on the ballot and having sufficient time to vote.
  • Have Your Votes Count - Vote in a voting system that is in working condition and will allow votes to be accurately cast.
  • Secrecy in Voting - Secrecy in voting will be preserved for all elections.
  • Freedom in Voting - Cast your vote free from coercion or intimidation by elections officers or any other person.
  • Permanent Registration - Once registered to vote, you continue to remain qualified to vote from an address within your county or city.
  • Accessible Elections - There is non-discriminatory, equal access to the election system for all voters, including the elderly, disabled, alternative language minorities, military and overseas citizens, as required by federal and state laws.
  • Assistance in Voting - You may request assistance to vote because of blindness, disability or inability to read or write.
  • Instruction in Voting - You can view a sample ballot in this polling place prior to voting, and before entering the machine, you may also request help in how to operate the machine.
  • Absentee Voting - If you will be out of your county of residence or New York City on Election Day or are unable to go to your polling place due to illness or physical disability, you may cast an absentee ballot.
  • Affidavit Voting - Whenever your name does not appear in the poll ledger, the registration or enrollment list, or you do not provide identification when required, you will be offered an affidavit ballot.
Helpful Voting Information
First Time Voter
Instructions on how to vote are available on the sample ballot posted in this polling place. If you need additional help prior to signing in, ask the inspectors working here today.

Casting a Vote On Paper Ballot
Review your ballot to be sure you have cast your votes as you intended. Be sure to vote for the number of candidates permitted for each office on your ballot. If you make a mistake on your ballot, return it to the inspectors and you will be given another.

Federal and State laws prohibit acts of fraud and misrepresentation in voting. When you encounter problems in voting, contact your county board or the State Board of Elections.