We’re just days away from New York’s midterm elections, happening on Tuesday, November 6, and in case you are in need of intel on where to vote, how to register, and who’s running for what, we have all of that information in this comprehensive elections guide. If you are up to speed on all of that, you may want to double-check to see if your polling site is the same.
According to WNYC, about 7 percent of the city’s 1,231 polling locations have been assigned to new locations, affecting 4 percent of the city’s nearly 5 million voters. While these numbers might seem small, the change impacts nearly 200,000 voters at 89 polling places.
Residents in Co-op City, Bath Beach, Bensonhurst, Corona, Elmhurst, Rego Park, Gramercy, Midtown East, Stuy-Town, and Kips Bay are among those that are most likely to find that their polling location has been moved since last year’s mayoral election. WNYC has outlined the changes in those neighborhoods in depth, so check it out if you think you might be affected.
All voters should have received a letter with details about their polling site location and New Yorkers with a new polling location should have received a special notification letter.
”If your poll site has changed, there’s a red banner right on the face of your notice to try to get your attention to say, ‘Wait a second, this particular one is more important than the one that you usually get,’ “said executive director of the New York City Board of Elections, Michael Ryan in a statement to WNYC.