GARDEN CITY, NY — Voters in Garden City will head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 3, for the 2020 general election.
In addition to the presidential and congressional races, there are several key races at the state and local level. Voting will be different this year thanks to rules approved to expand early and mail-in voting in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 24. You can check your voting status on the Secretary of State’s website, where you can also find your polling place.
There are several ways residents can vote:
Vote-by-mail applications must be received by the Nassau County clerk by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27.
The ballot itself must either be personally delivered to the board of elections no later than the close of polls on Election Day, or postmarked by a governmental postal service not later than the day of the election and received no later than the 7th day after the election.
Early voting starts on Oct. 24 and runs until Nov. 1.
There are 15 early voting locations in Nassau County:
Elmont Public Library, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont
Floral Park Recreation Center, 124 Stewart St., Floral Park
Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Road, Freeport
Recreation Complex at St. Paul’s Field House, 295 Stewart Ave., Garden City
Brierley Park, 65 Dartmouth St., Hempstead
Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville
Lawrence Country Club, 101 Causeway, Lawrence
Oyster Bay Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa
North Merrick Public Library, 1691 Meadowbrook Road, North Merrick
Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview
Gayle Community Center, 53 Orchard St., Roslyn Heights
St. Markella Greek Orthodox Church, 1960 Jones Ave., Wantagh
West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead
Yes We Can Center-New Cassel, 141 Garden St., Westbury
Nassau County Board of Elections, 240 Old Country Road, Mineola
Any voter can vote at any of the early voting locations. The times the locations are open vary by date.
Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Oct. 28, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Oct. 30, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Nov. 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All polling locations are open at all times, except for the Board of Elections office, which is open for voting until 8 p.m. on Oct. 26 and 28.
Voting on Election Day
Polls in New York are open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Election Day.
You can find your assigned polling place by visiting the New York State Board of Elections website. For questions about voting in Garden City, contact the Nassau County Board of Elections at 516-571-VOTE (8683).
The following are the key contested races that will be on the ballot for Garden City voters:
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris (Democrat) Donald Trump/Mike Pence (Republican) – Incumbent
Congress — U.S. House District 4
Kathleen Rice (Democrat) – Incumbent Douglas Tuman (Republican)
State Senate — District 6
Kevin Thomas (Democrat) — Incumbent Dennis Dunne, Sr. (Republican)
State Assembly — District 19
Ed Ra (Republican) — Incumbent Gary Port (Democrat)
This article originally appeared on the Garden City Patch