The university joins Madison Square Garden and Lincoln Center as iconic city locations making democracy more accessible
The Board of Elections in the City of New York and New York University have established an early voting poll site at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place), one of only 16 locations for early voting in Manhattan this year.
Those assigned to the location (poll sites can be confirmed by checking the NY State Board of Elections) near the corner of LaGuardia Place and Washington Square South can cast their vote during times ranging from as early as 7:00 a.m. to as late as 8:00 p.m. between Saturday, October 24, and Sunday, November 1. In addition to those assigned to vote early at this site, any New York State voter can drop their absentee ballot at this location.
While NYU is consistently a designated polling site on Election Day, this is the first time that the university will host early voting, which was established last year by the New York State Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo. The NYU effort to become an early voting site was inspired by students, including those in the group GenVote@NYU.
"Once the state solidified its plans for early voting, and in line with student requests for NYU to be at the forefront of get-out-the-vote efforts, we were pleased to work with the Board of Elections to choose NYU’s Skirball Center as one of the sites for early voting," said Lynne Brown, senior vice president for University Relations and Public Affairs.
Other hosts across New York City include Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Museum, Barclays Center, and the Museum of the Moving Image. In compliance with both NYU and Board of Elections protocols, all visitors are required to wear a face covering and maintain six feet of distance inside the facility.