New law allows people to vote even if they go to wrong location

If you happen to go to the wrong polling location, you won't be turned away to go to your assigned one to vote.

News 12 Staff

Jan 3, 2023, 11:32 AM

Updated 469 days ago

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There's a new voting law on the books for New Yorkers this year.
If you happen to go to the wrong polling location, you won't be turned away to go to your assigned one to vote.
This is how it works - eligible voters still need to be in the correct county and assembly district, and then you'll be given an affidavit ballot to cast your vote.
While many voters may only have one polling location, for more densely populated areas, this may make things easier for you on Election Day if you make a mistake.
The bill was co-sponsored by a number of state lawmakers including former local representatives, Democrats Alessandra Biaggi and Elijah Reichlin-Melnick.
Gov. Kathy Hochul signed it into law last month.




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