Voter Information

The vote is the emblem of your equality, women of America, the guaranty [sic] of your liberty. That vote of yours has cost millions of dollars and the lives of thousands of women. Women have suffered agony of soul which you never can comprehend, that you and your daughters might inherit political freedom. The vote has been costly. Prize it! The vote is a power, a weapon of offense and defense, a prayer. Use it intelligently, conscientiously, prayerfully. Progress is calling to you to make no pause. Act!

Carrie Chapman Catt, August 1920

Democracy Depends on You — One Voter at a Time


Scarsdale residents will vote in the Westchester County-wide races for Westchester County Executive and Westchester County Clerk as well as on five New York State ballot proposals.

Friday, October 8, 2021:  Last day to register to vote in person or to postmark your voter registration form (registration form must be received by Wednesday, October 13, 2021). 

Absentee Ballot Information

All New York State voters may still apply to vote by absentee ballot using the temporary illness clause, which now includes being unable to appear due to risk of contracting or spreading a communicable disease like COVID-19.

Monday, October 18, 2021: Last day to postmark an application for absentee ballot by mail or submit an application via email, fax, or electronically through the New York State Absentee Ballot Application Portal.  See the Westchester Board of Elections website for additional details.

Monday, November 1, 2021:  Last day to apply in person at the Westchester Board of Elections for an absentee ballot.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021: Last day to postmark a completed absentee ballot (must be received by November 9, 2021) or to submit an absentee ballot in person to the Westchester Board of Elections.

In Person Voting

Saturday, October 23, 2021 through Sunday, October 31, 2021: Early voting at any of the 23 early primary voting polling locations and times in Westchester County.   

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 (General Election Day): In person voting only at your assigned polling location.


Qualifications to Register to Vote in New York State

  • be a United States citizen;
  • be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you file this form (note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote);
  • live at your present address at least 30 days before an election;
  • not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction and;
  • not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court;
  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

To see if you are already registered, follow this link to the NYS Voter Registration Database Search.

Methods to register to vote or to enroll/change/update your political party or other aspect of your registration:



If you have trouble voting or suspect a problem, call these hotlines to speak to a trained Election Protection volunteer who can help you navigate any voting  problems, from registering to vote to casting your ballot. Voters have the right to cast their ballot without fear or intimidation.

  • English language hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) or visit 866OurVote.Org
  • Spanish language hotline: 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682)
  • Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu and Tagalog hotline: 888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683)
  • Arabic language hotline: 844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287)
  • American Sign Language video call number: 301-818-VOTE (301-818-8683)