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Canvass Information and Absentee Ballot

Canvass Information and Absentee Ballot

Canvass Information

November 7, 2023 General Election


Canvass preparations will begin on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 10AM and will continue each day until completed, including Saturday and Sundays.


Board offices will be closed on:


  • Thursday, November 23, 2023
  • Friday, November 24, 2023
  • Saturday, November 25, 2023
  • Sunday, November 26, 2023


Canvass Hours:

Mondays thru Friday 10am – 8pm * 
Saturday and Sundays 10am – 4pm *

* To verify time contact the borough office


For Canvass information and locations click here


The canvass of absentee 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, November 3, 2023, have been scanned and are included in the unofficial election night reporting, which also includes early voting results.


Borough Ballots Distributed
Manhattan 24,640
Bronx 10,694
Brooklyn 19,266
Queens 23,266
Staten Island 5,809
Total 83,675


Borough Ballots Returned
Manhattan 12,231
Bronx 5,448
Brooklyn 8,979
Queens 13,459
Staten Island 3,063
Total 43,180


Borough Ballots Valid
Manhattan 11,678
Bronx 5,090
Brooklyn 8,018
Queens 10,939
Staten Island 2,711
Total 38,436


Borough Ballots Valid Scanned *
Manhattan 8,826
Bronx 3,623
Brooklyn 5,632
Queens 8,409
Staten Island 2,129
Total 28,619
*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.


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 14, 2023.


Absentee Ballot Recap reports will be updated and posted at the close of business each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, beginning this Friday, November 10, 2023 and will continue until the cure process has expired.


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Staten Island