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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.

Important Dates - General Election

General Election Date
Mail Registration Deadline (postmarked by)

Don’t miss your next election!

New York is holding municipal elections in 2021, including the New York City mayoral election.  If you are an existing voter in New York and would like to change or join a different party, your party selection must be updated by February 14th to participate in the closed primary on June 22nd. New voter registration applications must be postmarked, hand delivered, or submitted online by May 28th.

You can vote in person during early voting, on Election Day or vote by mail in New York. Your polling place hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Presidential Primaries

Only registered voters affiliated with a particular party may vote in its primary. Visit the New York Democratic Party or Republican Party site for more details.


Statewide Primaries

The June 22nd primary election is a closed primary. Voters must be affiliated with their political party of choice to participate. If you are an existing New York voter and would like to change your party affiliation, the deadline is February 14th.

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 + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: June 12th to June 20th

You can vote early at county designated locations June 12th to June 20th.

To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot by mail, email or fax no later than June 15th. In person absentee ballot applications will be accepted through June 21st. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by June 22nd and received by June 29th.  Due to COVID-19, all New York Voters can vote with an absentee ballot due to the risk of illness to themselves or others - check "temporary illness" on your absentee ballot request.

Info here on other qualifying excuses.

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

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.


  • 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.

Have you been convicted of a felony?

See what the registration laws are in your state below.

Felon Re-Enfranchisement Laws

Voting and attending college?

Get information on how to vote from Campus Vote Project below.

College Student Voting Info