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