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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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Voting Information for New York

Don’t miss your next election!

Your voter registration application must be postmarked, hand delivered, or submitted online by Oct. 9th. 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

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.

Find Your Representatives Explore Candidate Guides

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Oct. 24th- Nov. 1st

You can vote early at county designated locations Oct. 24th to Nov. 1st.

To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot no later than Oct. 27th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by Nov. 3rd.  Due to COVID-19, all New York Voters can vote with an absentee ballot due to the risk of illness to themselves or others.

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.

Request Your BallotMore Mail-in & Early Voting Info

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