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Voting Information | October 28, 2020

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From the Office of Government Relations and Urban Affairs:

Dear Members of the Fordham Community,

As citizens of the United States, we are justly proud of our nation’s democratic practices and we support the promotion of democracy elsewhere in the world. At the heart of the democratic sprit is the belief in self-determination, which means the right to vote is not just a civil right but an important human right. With rights, however, come responsibilities.

With Election Day approaching on November 3, we encourage you to be citizens engaged in the civic life of our local, state, and national communities.

Early Voting

Sometimes, personal or professional conflicts make it hard or impossible for you to vote on Election Day. However, your state may let registered voters vote on specified dates before Election Day. This early voting chart lists time frames for states that offer early voting. Please note that the rules change from state to state. The best place to check is your state or territorial election office website. Check under “absentee voting” if you do not see information listed under “voting in person” or “early voting.”

If you are registered to vote in New York state, early voting has already started and runs until November 1, 2020. You can find the times and places where you can vote early at the New York State Board of Elections. Voters living in the five boroughs of New York City must vote at their assigned early voting site. To locate your assigned site, please visit findmypollsite.vote.nyc. If you are registered to vote in Westchester County, you may vote at any polling station located within the county.

The early voting sites and hours for the University’s Rose Hill, Lincoln Center, and Westchester campuses are as follows:

Rose Hill Campus Early Voting Site
JHS 45 Thomas C. Giordano MS 45
2502 Lorillard Place, Bronx, NY 10458
Voter Entrance: To Left of Main Entrance on corner of E. 189 Street
Early Voting Dates and Hours
Day Date Hours
Tuesday October 27, 2020 12 – 9 p.m.
Wednesday October 28, 2020 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday October 29, 2020 12 – 9 p.m.
Friday October 30, 2020 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday October 31, 2020 12 – 6 p.m.
Sunday November 1, 2020 12 – 6 p.m.

 

Lincoln Center Campus Early Voting Site
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
1887 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
Voter Entrance:1887 Broadway
Accessible Entrance: Broadway entrance between W. 62nd & W. 63rd Streets
Early Voting Dates and Hours
Day Date Hours
Tuesday October 27, 2020 12 – 9 p.m.
Wednesday October 28, 2020 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday October 29, 2020 12 – 9 p.m.
Friday October 30, 2020 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday October 31, 2020 12 – 6 p.m.
Sunday November 1, 2020 12 – 6 p.m.

 

Westchester County Early Voting Sites
Early Voting Dates and Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Locations
Dobbs Ferry Dobbs Ferry Village Hall 112 Main Street
Eastchester Eastchester Public Library 11 Oakridge Place
Harrison Veterans Memorial Building 210 Halstead Avenue
Mamaroneck Mamaroneck Town Center 740 W. Boston Post Road
Mt. Kisco
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Special hours due to Halloween Event: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Mt. Kisco Memorial Complex at Leonard Park 1 Wallace Drive
Mt. Vernon Mt. Vernon City Hall 1 Roosevelt Square
New Rochelle New Rochelle City Hall Annex 90 Beaufort Place
Ossining Joseph G. Caputo Community Center 95 Broadway
Peekskill Peekskill Nutrition Center, Neighborhood Center 4 Nelson Avenue
Pound Ridge Pound Ridge Town House 179 Westchester Avenue
Somers Somers Town House 335 Route 202
Valhalla Mt. Pleasant Community Center 125 Lozza Drive
White Plains Greenburgh Town Hall 177 Hillside Avenue
White Plains Westchester County Board of Elections 25 Quarropas Street
Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library 1500 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers Riverfront Library One Larkin Center
Yorktown Heights Yorktown Cultural Center 1974 Commerce Street


Absentee Voting

Each state has mail-in voting but some allow you to take part only in certain circumstances:

  • Some states require an excuse for voting by mail. Due to COVID-19, some states are giving all voters an excuse to vote by mail for certain elections.
  • Because of COVID-19, your state may automatically send you an absentee ballot or a form to fill out to request one.

Please check your state election office for the specific rules for your state.

Making an Informed Choice

Finally, it can be difficult to determine the positions of each candidate running for office. Please feel free to visit nonpartisan voter information sites such as votesmart.org, vote411.org, and isidewith.com for more information on candidates, including their biographies, their voting records, their positions on issues, and contributions to their campaigns.

Participating in the democratic process is a privilege and responsibility we all share. Exercising your right to vote on Election Day is an important duty, too important to ignore or neglect. Please be sure to exercise your privilege and vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3.

Lesley Massiah-Arthur
Associate Vice President for Government Relations and Urban Affairs

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