Where Can I Vote?

where can i vote

Many states have online services that allow you to search for polling places in your area. You can also contact your local election officials if you need assistance. These individuals are trained to help you find your polling place. If you can’t find a location by address, you can search for it by place of residence. Once you find it, you can mark your ballot. If you need help, there are ballot marking devices available for those who are unable to do so themselves.

In New York, the Board of Elections offers services such as interpreters and materials in select languages. The Civic Engagement Commission also provides services to assist people with disabilities in voting. While voting sites are supposed to be accessible to all voters, one recent survey of polling places in Manhattan revealed many shortcomings. The State Board of Elections has said that you can bring a sign language interpreter to the polling place, but the polling place must allow you to use the interpreter.

To vote in a primary election, you must be a citizen of the United States and over 18 years of age by Election Day. Although some states allow under-18s to participate in primary elections, many require that you live in the state for a certain period of time before you can register. To determine your eligibility, visit the EAC’s Register and Vote in Your State tool to find out the requirements for your state.