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.

Have more questions about voting?

Read our voting FAQ

Important Dates - Presidential Primary

Primary Election Date
Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
Primary Type

Voting Information for New York

Don’t miss your next election!

New York will hold its closed presidential and state primary elections on June 23rd. If you are an existing New York voter and would like to update your registration to declare or change party, you must do so by Feb. 14th. New voters must register and affiliate with a political party no later than 25 days prior to participate. If you would prefer to vote by-mail, you can submit an annual request for absentee ballots, excuse required.

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 APRIL 28th 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.

Find Your Representatives

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.

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.

Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Eligibility for New York

Do Voters Need ID?

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

Voter Rights

Find out more about your rights in New York.


  • 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.