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Canvass Information and Mail Ballots

Canvass Information and Mail Ballots

Canvass Information

February 13, 2024 Special Election


Canvass preparations will begin on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 10AM and will continue each day until completed.  There will be no canvass on Saturday and Sundays.



Board offices will be closed on:


  • Monday, February 19, 2024


Canvass Hours:

Mondays thru Friday only 10am – 6pm *
* To verify time contact the borough office


For Canvass information and locations click here


The canvass of absentee, early mail 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.


All valid ballots canvassed, up to and including Friday, February 9, 2024, have been scanned and are included in the unofficial election night reporting, which also includes early voting results.


Borough Distributed Returned Valid Valid & Scanned*
Queens 3,741 2,191 1,826 1,791
Bronx 578 123 122 121
Total 4,319 2,314 1,948 1,912
*Included in the unofficial election night reporting



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.


Mail Ballot Totals

Ballot recap reports listed below represent early mail and absentee ballots distributed, received, deemed invalid and valid, as of the date of the report. 


All mail ballots postmarked by election day must be received by the Board offices no later than February 26, 2024.


Mail Ballot Recap reports will be updated and posted at the close of business each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, beginning this Friday, February 16, 2024 and will continue until the cure process has expired.


Citywide/Borough wide