Canvass Information for November 8, 2022 General Election
Canvass preparations will begin on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 10am and will continue daily until completed. Board offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24, 2022 and Friday, November 25, 2022.
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The canvass of absentee, federal, special and military ballots begins four days after the receipt of ballots, under the new law. On or after Election Day, the canvass will be conducted within one day of receipt of a ballot or cure and will continue daily until completed.
The canvass of the November general absentee, federal, special and military ballots began on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. All valid ballots canvassed, up to and including Friday, November 4, 2022, have been scanned and are included in the unofficial election night reporting, which also includes early voting results.
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Chapter 763 of the laws of 2021 changed the way that absentee, military and special ballots are handled by Board of Elections. Representatives of a candidate, political party, or independent body entitled to have watchers present at the polls may observe the review of ballot envelopes. Poll watchers cannot make any objections that would cause a ballot to be set aside, preventing the opening of the absentee envelope. Poll watchers cannot inspect the face of the ballot and cannot make any objections on the ballot itself.
Canvass will be conducted pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Election Law of the State of New York, the Rules and Regulations of the New York State Board of Elections and the Rules, Regulations, Policies, and Procedures adopted by the Commissioners of Elections in the City of New York and any applicable Court Orders.
Absentee Ballot Totals
Absentee ballot recap reports listed below represent absentee ballots distributed, received, deemed invalid and valid, as of the date of the report.
All absentee ballots postmarked by election day must be received by the Board offices no later than November 15, 2022.
Military, federal and special ballots postmarked by election day must be received by the Board offices no later than November 21, 2022.
Absentee Ballot Recap reports will be updated and posted at the close of business each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, beginning this Friday, November 11, 2022 and will continue until the cure process has expired.