USS is a part of a broad coalition of advocacy groups promoting civic engagement in New York City. CUNY students, for years, have linked up to register thousands of students to vote in elections. With so much at stake for our futures, it is important now more than ever for college students to be engaged in the political process. The CUNY Student Senate, through its Voter Awareness Committee, actively registers other students to vote throughout the semester and informs students about key deadlines for upcoming elections.
Join the We Power NYC Campaign: Students who text "CUNYvotes" to 917-979-6377 will receive timely election reminders in the lead up to Election Day and prompts to encourage their friends to vote. Students may also take the pledge to vote online at voting.nyc/CUNYpower.
Last Day to Register To Vote (to be eligible to vote on November 3rd) is October 9th
Early Voting Period is October 24, 2020 - November 1, 2020
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020
How to Vote Safely this fall!
Be sure to wear a mask. They will be provided to those who don’t have one.
Remain socially distant from other voters.
Remember to keep your stylus pen.
All staff will be wearing masks
New Yorkers can vote early from Saturday, October 24, 2020 to Sunday, November 1, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live. More info here.
Vote in Person
On Election Day (November 3rd), polls will be open from 6:00AM through 9:00PM at your designated polling location.
Find your polling location https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov
Find your ballot https://ballotpedia.org/Sample_Ballot_Lookup
Vote by Mail
October 27th: Last day to apply for an absentee ballot. (Please be warned that despite this deadline, the Post Office has advised they cannot guarantee timely delivery of ballots applied for less than 15 days before an election.)
November 3rd: Last day to postmark ballots. Must be received by the local board of elections no later than Nov. 10th.
Where to request an absentee ballot?
Email application to
* Applications must be saved in a (.pdf) format to avoid delays *
Mail application to local borough office
Calling 1-866-VOTE-NYC (1-866-868-3692)
Where to get information about candidates?
Apply to work at the polls!
Get paid for your training and day of work. You will be given masks, shields, and gloves. Become a translator +support our New York community. Poll workers are democracy heroes.Apply at https://www.elections.ny.gov/BecomePollworker.html