You can take up to 2 paid hours off from work at the beginning or end of your shift if polls are open for less than 4 hours before your shift starts and after it ends. You must notify your employer at least two days before the day on which you plan to vote.
If your mail-in ballot is rejected, you can still have your vote counted.
If your absentee ballot is disqualified on a technicality — like if you left the envelope unsigned or unsealed — the Board of Elections must contact you by mail, email or phone, and allow you to “fix” the problem. You can track your absentee ballot here.
You can learn about the candidates running in your community.