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UAlbany Votes is a campus-wide non-partisan, civic engagement movement of student leaders, faculty, staff, and university partners.

Upcoming Dates

Election Day 2020 and US Constitution Day Deadline & Activities

EVERY TUESDAY in October UAlbany Votes Ambassadors are tabling in the Campus Center. Every Tuesday in October, the UAlbany Votes Ambassadors, along with Student Association’s Civic Engagement team, will be tabling and distributing information.

Check your voter registration status ASAP to make sure it matches your current address:   

Still need to register to vote? Go to your state's registration website. You must be registered before Friday, October 9 to vote in this election.

Request your mail ballot; or you need an excuse to vote by mail in your state. You can read through the valid excuses and request an absentee/mail-in ballot online:  Request your absentee/mail-in ballot at least two weeks before the Tuesday, October 27 deadline to make sure you have time to receive and cast your ballot before the election.

Make a plan to vote and vote early: Learn more about when and where you can vote early in your state:
October 9

Mail Registration postmark date (NY Election Law §5-210(3)) and must be received by the County Board of Elections no later than October 14 to be eligible to vote in the General Elections.  Last day for In Person Registration (NY Election Law §5-210, 5-211, 5-212)- register at your local Board of Elections or any NYS agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act to be eligible to vote in the General Election.  If honorably discharged from the US Military or have become a naturalized US Citizen after October 9, 2020, you may register in person at the Board of Elections up until October 24.


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October 14

Last day for Notices of Change of Address (NY Election Law §5-208(3)) forms from registered voters to be provided to a County Board of Elections for processing and entered into records for the General Election.

Shaping the Narrative, Media and the 2020 Election, 12 pm, panel discussion (Sponsor: Rockefeller College of Public Affairs)

October 23 UAlbany celebrates US Constitution Day with a TRIVIA NIGHT on Zoom at 7 p.m.
October 24 - November 1 Vote Early Day in New York State (note: county polling site may differ from the Election Day site on Nov. 3)  
October 27

Last day to apply for absentee ballot via online, email, fax or to postmark by mail for an absentee ballot. §8-400(2)(c)

October 29

UAlbany celebrates US Constitution Day with a Panel Discussion about the 19th Amendment (the 100th anniversary of this amendment), 4 p.m. on Zoom at

November 2

Last day to apply in person for general election ballot. §8-400(2)(c)

November 3

Election Day!  Last day to vote.  Refused to be silenced, vote and be heard.

Last day to deliver general election ballot in person to NYS County Board of Elections AND last day to postmark general election ballot. Postmark general election ballot must be received by the NYS County Board of Elections no later than Nov. 10th §8-412(1); Military Voter Ballots must be received no later than November 16.


UAlbany’s US Constitution Day Essay Submission is Due by 11:59 p.m. via My Involvement.  US Constitution Day Essay Contest requires entries to address, in 250-500 words, this statement:  There are four different amendments to the US Constitution that relate to the right to vote. What is one action that could be taken to ensure all citizens can exercise their right to vote?  Essays to be submitted via My Involvement at

November 20

UAlbany’s US Constitution Day Virtual Celebration announcing the $250 Visa Winner & the $100 Visa Honorable Mentions


Where to Vote

Uptown Campus Poll Location: Campus Center West Multipurpose Room

If you don't live on the Uptown Campus: Look up your voter registration and find your polling place.


Campus voting map
Campus Voting Map 2

Ballot Ready

BallotReady aggregates content from candidates’ websites, social media, press, endorsers and board of elections for comprehensive, nonpartisan information about the candidates and referendums on your ballot. We link everything back to its original source so voters can verify any piece of information, and we make every effort to confirm details with the candidates themselves, giving them the opportunity to share even more information.


On Campus

Center for Leadership and Service

Campus Center 631

Albany County

Albany County Board of Elections

32 North Russell Road
Albany, NY 12206

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 518-487-5060
Fax: 518-487-5077