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What you need to know about voting in NYS

The polls opened at 6 a.m. and will close at 9 p.m. Here is what you need to know about Election Day voting 2016:

Who is on my ballot?

It's not just the presidential candidates! If you're in New York, enter your address into the WNYC Voter Guide to see who will be on your ballot. 

Where do I vote on November 8?

Look up your polling location in New York State.

What if I have a problem at the polls?

If your name is not in the poll books and you believe it should be, ask for an affidavit ballot. After polls close, the Board of Elections will check to see if you are eligible, and your vote will be counted if you are.

Here is the New York voter bill of rights.

As part of the "Electionland" project, WNYC will be covering same-day issues at polling places, including long lines, malfunctioning machines and names dropped from voter rolls. Your experience at the polls can help us with that reporting.

To share your experience at the polls on election day and help journalists across our region investigate problems by texting ELECTIONLAND to 69866 or filling out this form.

If you are prevented from voting, you can call Election Protection, a project of the Lawyers' Committee of Civil Rights Under Law at 866-OUR-VOTE. New Yorkers may also contact the state attorney general's office election hotline at 800-771-7755 or by email at civil.rights@ag.ny.gov.

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