NOVEMBER 2022 GENERAL ELECTION TIMELINE
Scarsdale residents will vote in races for US Senate, US House (Congressional District 16), NY Governor, NY Lt. Governor, NY Attorney General, NY Comptroller, NY Senate District 37, NY Assembly District 88, District 9 Supreme Court Justice, County Court Judge, and an environmental ballot measure that is supported by LWVNYS (see below). Follow this link for information about planned LWV Candidate Forums for CD 16, NY SD 37, and NY AD 88. Additional details on local races or proposals that may be on your ballot can be found at vote411.org, a website maintained by the League of Women Voters to provide nonpartisan, election-related information.
Friday, October 14, 2022: Last day for your voter registration form to be postmarked. Last day to register to vote in-person at the Westchester County Board of Elections Office, 25 Quarropas Street, White Plains, NY 10601.
Absentee Ballot Information
All New York State voters may still apply to vote by absentee ballot using the temporary illness clause, which, by law, now includes being unable to appear due to risk of contracting or spreading a communicable disease like COVID-19.
Monday, October 24, 2022: Last day for your absentee ballot application to be received by the Board of Elections via letter addressed to Westchester County Board of Elections, 25 Quarropas Street, White Plains, NY 10601, fax to (914) 995-7753 or (914) 995-3190, email or through the online portal.
Monday, November 7, 2022: Last day to apply in-person for an absentee ballot.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (General Election Day): Last day for your completed absentee ballot to be postmarked or hand-delivered to the Board of Elections or dropped off at any polling location in the County. Please note that mailed absentee ballots must be received by Tuesday, November 15, 2022, to be counted.
Please note the following changes to the absentee ballot procedures:
New York State voters are no longer permitted to cast a ballot on a voting machine if they have already been issued an absentee ballot for that election. Voters who have already been issued an absentee ballot may cast an affidavit ballot in person, to be counted only if the voter’s absentee ballot has not been received. If a voter requests a second absentee ballot, any previously issued absentee ballot that is returned by the voter will be set aside. If both ballots are received before the return deadline, the ballot with the later postmark date will be accepted unless the first ballot has already been opened. If a voter submits more than one timely absentee ballot and casts an affidavit ballot, the last received ballot, either submitted in person during the election or by mail within the absentee return deadline, will be canvassed.
In-Person Voting Information
Saturday, October 29, 2022, through Sunday, November 6, 2022: Early voting at any of the 23 designated polling locations and times in Westchester County.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (General Election Day): In person voting only at your assigned polling location.
PROPOSITION 1: ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE BONDS MEASURE
To address and combat the impact of climate change and damage to the environment, the “Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022” authorizes the sale of state bonds up to four billion two hundred million dollars to fund environmental protection, natural restoration, resiliency, and clean energy projects. Shall the Environmental Bond Act of 2022 be approved?
Proposal 1 would issue $4.20 billion in general obligation bonds for projects classified as climate change mitigation, flood-risk reduction, water infrastructure, and land conservation and recreation. The ballot measure would require that bond issue revenue be distributed as follows:
- up to $1.50 billion for air and water pollution reduction projects; wetland protections to address sea-level rise, storm surge, and flooding; relocating or retrofitting facilities; green building projects; solar arrays, heat pumps, and wind turbines in public low-income housing areas; zero-emission school buses; street trees and urban forest programs; green roofs and reflective roofs; and carbon sequestration on natural and working lands;
- at least $1.10 billion for flood-risk reduction, coastal and shoreline restoration, relocating and repairing flood-prone infrastructure and roadways, and ecological restoration project;.
- up to $650.00 million for land conservation and recreation plans, programs, and projects, as well as fish hatcheries; and
- at least $650.00 million for projects related to wastewater, sewage, and septic infrastructure; lead service line replacement; riparian buffers; stormwater runoff reduction; agricultural nutrient runoff reduction; and addressing harmful algal blooms.
The ballot measure would require that at least 35% of bond revenue benefit disadvantaged communities.
- Check your voter registration status and polling location using the NYS Board of Elections Voter Lookup Service.
- Text VoteNY to 474747 to receive voter-related updates from the LWV NYS.
LWVS VOTER SERVICE CONTACT INFORMATION
For additional questions regarding voting or the elections, please contact the LWVS Voter Service Chairs.