Election Day in New York: What you need to know to cast your vote - Metro US

Election Day in New York: What you need to know to cast your vote

Everything we’ve seen and heard and read the past 18 months all comes down to Tuesday’s vote.

After contentious campaigns by both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the time has come for citizens to decide who will be the next U.S. president.

Here’s what you need to know about Election Day:

When can I vote?

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

I’m not registered. Can I still vote?

No. The registration deadline was Oct. 14.

I think I registered in time. How do I find out if I’m good to go?

You can visit elections.ny.gov and click the “Want to find out if you are registered and where you vote?” tab.

I have no idea where I’m supposed to vote. Help!

See above, or visit vote.nyc.ny.us.

What do I need to bring to the polling station?

If you’ve voted in New York before, you don’t need your ID to vote in person. But we do recommend you bring your driver’s license or state ID card and know your Social Security number just in case.

This is my first time voting. What can I expect?

Once you get to your designated polling station, your address will be looked up to make sure you’re in the right place. After signing your name on the list of registered voters, you’ll get a voter card, ballot and privacy sleeve and be directed to an area where you can privately cast your vote.

Aside from the presidential candidates, who else can I vote for?

You can input your address on ballotpedia.org to look up a sample ballot for your area.

I don’t think I want to be alone as the results come in. Where should I watch televised coverage of the results?

Luckily, we’ve got a handy guide to the best Election Night viewing parties at the ready for you.

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