Oct. 12, 2021 By Allie Griffin
The NYC Board of Elections has increased the number of early voting sites to open in Queens this month ahead of the general election.
There will be 22 early voting poll sites across the borough — an increase from the 18 sites that were available to residents ahead of the primary election in June.
New York City residents will be able to cast their ballot in person for mayor, public advocate, comptroller, borough president and city council member beginning Saturday, Oct. 23.
Early voting runs through Sunday, Oct. 31 ahead of Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Poll site hours vary by day. The schedule is below.
Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Election Day.
Early voting poll sites are different from Election Day poll sites. Voters should check their designated poll sites by entering their home addresses on the BOE website. They must vote at their designated early voting site if voting ahead of Nov. 2.
New Yorkers can also vote absentee in the election. The deadline to submit an online application for an absentee ballot is Monday. Mailed, emailed and faxed applications must also be received by the BOE by Monday, although voters can apply in person for an absentee ballot through Nov. 1. If deciding to vote absentee due to the risk of contracting COVID-19, applicants should check off “temporary illness” on their applications.
Early voting sites in Queens are listed below.
- 1. Rockaway YMCA 207 Beach 73 Street, Arverne, NY 11692
- 2. Resorts World Casino New York City 110-00 Rockaway Boulevard, South Ozone Park, NY 11420
- 3. Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy 158-20 101 Street, Howard Beach, NY 11414
- 4. Antun’s 96-43 Springfield Boulevard, Queens Village, NY 11429
- 5. Holy Trinity Parish Church 222-05 116 Avenue, Cambria Heights, NY 11411
- 6. Rochdale Village Community Center 169-65 137 Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11434
- 7. York College, Performing Arts Center 94-45 Guy R Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11451
- 8. Creedmoor Hospital 79-25 Winchester Boulevard, Queens Village, NY 11427
- 9. Korean Community Services 203-05 32 Avenue, Bayside, NY 11361
- 10. Helen Marshall Cultural Center at Queens Borough Hall 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY 11424
- 11. Queensborough Community College 222-05 56 Avenue, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364
- 12. Queens College, City University of New York 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11367
- 13. The Boys’ Club of New York – Abbe Clubhouse 133-01 41 Road, Flushing, NY 11355
- 14. Queensborough Elks Lodge No. 878 82-20 Queens Boulevard, Elmhurst, NY 11373
- 15. Rego Center Community Room 61-00 97 Street, Rego Park, NY 11374
- 16. Board of Elections – Queens Voting Machine Facility Annex 66-26 Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village, NY 11379
- 17. The Shops at Atlas Park 80-00 Cooper Avenue, Ridgewood, NY 11385
- 18. LaGuardia Community College 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
- 19. Queens Public Library at Jackson Heights 35-51 81 Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
- 20. First Baptist Church Of East Elmhurst 100-10 Astoria Boulevard, East Elmhurst, NY 11369
- 21. Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens 21-12 30 Road, Astoria, NY 11102
- 22. Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106
- New Yorkers will be casting their vote for one candidate in each race, unlike the June primary election. Voters made use of ranked-choice voting for the first time in June, however, ranked-choice voting is only utilized in primary and special elections — not in general elections.
The winners of each race will begin their terms in January.
Residents will also vote if the city should adopt a number of proposals including on voting policies and environmental rights.