2016 Elections

  • Special Election Bronx 17th City Council - 02/23/16
  • Presidential Primary Election - 04/19/16
  • Federal Primary - 06/28/16
  • NYS Primary Election - 09/13/16
  • General Election - 11/08/2016



New York City Voting System

Instructions for operating the new scanner system:







How to Use the DS200 Ballot Scanner System:

  • At your poll site, sign in and get your paper ballot from the poll worker
  • A privacy sleeve will be provided to shield your ballot from view after you have marked it
  • Go to the privacy booth
  • A special pen will also be given you
  • Mark your ballot by completely darkening the oval next to your choice using the pen provided
  • Do not use an "X" or a "√"
  • Do not circle the oval or make stray marks on the ballot
  • For a write-in candidate, fill in the appropriate oval and write in the candidate's name
  • Ballot marking devices (BMDs) are available for voters who need assistance
  • Be sure to check your ballot for any mistakes before inserting it into the scanner, because if you vote for more than one candidate for any office, your vote for that office will not be counted
  • If you do make a mistake in marking your ballot, you can get another ballot from a poll worker
  • Take your marked ballot to the scanner area
  • Select the language of your choice by touching the corresponding button on the screen
  • Do not fold your ballot before inserting it into the scanner
  • Insert your marked ballot into the scanner to cast your vote

Ballot-Marking Devices (BMDs)

Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs) are available at polling sites to assist voters, especially those with disabilities, to vote. BMD ballots are counted with paper ballots. For more information about BMDs, call 866-VOTE-NYC (212-487-5496 or visit http://www.vote-ny.com/english/machine-ds200.php.

For individual voters who would like to request this information in Braille, please contact: Monica Bartley, Voting Rights Coordinator, Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York, mbartley@cidny.org or 646-442-4146.


Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:

1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)

1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)

1-866-MYVOTE1 (866-698-6831)