Voting in
New York

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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in New York, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the New York Election Website or call (518) 474-6220 to learn more about your states voting details.

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Important Dates - Presidential Primary

6/23/2020
Primary Election Date
5/29/2020
Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
Closed
Primary Type

Voting Information for New York

Don’t miss your next election!

The New York presidential primary is the subject of litigation. It was moved to June 23rd due to COVID-19, then canceled, and as of May 5th a judge has ruled it must take place. The state is expected to appeal. The best way to be vote ready is to request an absentee ballot.

Regardless of the presidential primary outcome, New York will hold its closed state primary elections on June 23rd. New York has wavied its absentee voting excuse requirement for this election due to COVID-19. All registered voters will receive an absentee ballot application in the mail for the June 23rd election.

Presidential Primaries

Only registered voters affiliated with a particular party may vote in its primary.

Existing New York voters must update their party declaration by Feb. 14th to vote in the June 23rd primary election. New voters must declare by the voter registration deadline.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices, and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.  You must be affiliated with a political party at least 25 days prior to the election to participate.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: June 13th to June 21st

You can vote in person at your county election board's office, or in the case of New York City, Borough Board of Elections office from June 13th to June 21st, using an absentee ballot.

To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than June 16th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by June 22nd. New York has waived the excuse requirement for this election due to COVID-19 and will send all registered voters absentee ballot requests.

For other elections, whether it’s in-person or by-mail, you’ll need to give an excuse to vote by absentee ballot. Info here on what qualifies.

The absentee ballot application period opens Jan.1st. You may submit one form annually, providing your excuse, and select all elections or individual elections.

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Voter ID + Access for New York

Do Voters Need ID?

  • No, voters do not need an ID
  • Student IDs accepted

More Chances to Register


Your state does not offer additional voter registration options outside of the deadlines listed above.

Pre-registration

  • The pre-registration age is 16
As of January 1, 2020 16 and 17 year olds can pre-register to vote in New York.

Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.