Columbia VOTES!

Get Ready to VOTE!

Hard to believe, but the New York State General Election is right around the corner on November 8. Early voting for this election cycle begins on October 29 and ends on November 6.

The following offices are on the ballot:

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  • U.S. Senate
  • U.S. House
  • Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • State Senate
  • State Assembly
  • NYS Supreme Court
  • Civil Court
  • Surrogate’s Court
  • Ballot Proposals

Below, find all the important information you need to know to make your voice heard in this election, including information on early voting, absentee ballots, and polling places.

More resources are available at Columbia Votes.

General Election Nov 8.

Where Do I Find Who and What is on My Ballot?

Use this helpful guide from the School of International and Public Affairs,, to search your address and find  issues and persons on the ballot.

You can also consult the NYC Votes Voter Guide for information on candidates and issues.

Need an absentee ballot in New York?

Ocotber 14th is the last day to apply online or by mail for an absentee ballot. Note: The USPS recommends that voters mail in their completed ballots at least one week prior to their state’s deadline. Apply Now!

Early Voting in NYC

Early Voting in New York City will take place from October 29 - November 6. Columbia University is proud to serve as an Early Voting location on the Manhattanville (The Forum) and CUIMC (Russ Berrie Center) campuses. Find Your NYC Polling Location.

General Voting Resources

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters works to register voters, provide voters with election information through voter guides as well as candidate forums and debates.


TurboVote provides election reminders, help with voter registration and voting by mail throughout the US. uses technology to simplify political engagement, increase voter turnout, and strengthen American democracy.

Federal Elections Commission

The FEC was created to promote confidence and participation in the democratic process.