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Community Bulletin Board and Voting Resources

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Voting Resources

You May Vote: 

Register to Vote: 

  • New York offers online voter registration
  • You can register by mail to vote in New York by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.
  • Online Voter Registration Now Available in 10 Languages
  • You should know: you need a NY state driver license, permit or non-driver ID issued by the DMV to use New York’s online voter registration system AND a social security number. The address listed on your ID needs to match where you’re registering to vote. If you don’t have a New York-issued ID, or prefer to register at a different address, you can still register by mail to vote.
  • You can register online to vote until Friday, October 9, 2020.
  • To be eligible to vote in the General Election, your application must be received no later than October 9, 2020.

Qualifications to Register to Vote

  • be a United States citizen;
  • be 18 years old (you may pre-register at 16 or 17 but cannot vote until you are 18);
  • resident of this state and the county, city or village for at least 30 days before the election;
  • not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction (unless parolee pardoned or restored rights of citizenship);
  • not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court;
  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

Absentee Ballots: 

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. New York offers absentee ballots by mail to voters who will be unable to vote in person. All other voters are expected to vote in person. New York offers early voting. Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) all voters will be able to vote absentee in the upcoming election!

Fill out the absentee ballot application as soon as possible to ensure you receive their ballot. All absentee ballots must be postmarked by election day, and received by November 10th to be counted.

Submit the request to your local election office. You should request your ballot as far in advance of the election as possible. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.

More Voter Resources: 

Poll Workers Needed in New York State 

In order to be a poll worker in New York:

  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • You must be registered to vote in New York
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • Political affiliation required
  • You must be a resident of the county or in New York city must be a resident of the city
  • A training course and an exam must be completed
  • Students 16 or 17 years old who are enrolled in high school may be appointed
  • Translator positions also required

To sign up visit your state’s resource or contact your local board of elections.





Community Resources

Disclaimer: The Port Washington Public Library is providing this valuable information as a listing of local COVID-19 Relief Efforts. PWPL does not actively solicit donations on behalf of or endorse non-profit organizations.

Community Events

Local Election Information

Mental Health Resources


Name Number Hours
New York State Office of Mental Health Emotional Support Line 1-844-863-9314 8AM – 10PM Everyday
Nassau County Helpline 516-227-8255 10AM – 11PM Everyday
Project Independence for people over 60 516-869-6311 9AM – 7PM Everyday
Long Island Crisis Center 516-679-1111 24/7

Information about COVID-19

Nassau County Text Alerts

Information on Contact Tracing English | Spanish

Here are some tutorials by library staff to make your own reusable cloth mask, with or without a sewing machine.

Eligibility for Testing (via New York State): Pre-register for testing using the online screening tool, call the hotline:  1-888-364-3065, or fill out the email form with specific questions.