New federal law requires first-time voters in the BX and nationwide to supply ID
In less than 24 hours, Bronx residents will be heading to the polls to cast their votes for president and other local politicians. But before heading out, first-time voters need to remember a few items.
Under new federal law called the Help America Vote Act, new voters must bring a form of ID before heading to the polls. Acceptable forms of identification include a photo ID, a utility bill, bank statement, pay check or any other government document with an address that matches their voter registration.
The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Any residents who may have questions about Election Day can call the Bronx Board of Elections at (718) 299-9017 or the city's hotline at 1-800-VOTE-NYC.