Helpful Voting Links — New York
For voting information specific to your state, click on the links below or in the blue or grey boxes. Or, browse the options below for an extensive directory of additional resources.
Primary/Caucus Info — New York
Only registered voters affiliated with a particular party may vote in its primary. New voters may declare a party affiliation when registering to vote, as long as their registration is submitted by March 25th, 2016. For those already registered, the deadline for affiliating with a party for the 2016 presidential primary is October 9, 2015. See New York Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.
What's on the ballot?
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
See Where Your Elected Officials Stand — New York
Voter ID Requirements — New York
What forms of ID are acceptable?
- Current and valid photo identification
- Current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the voter’s name and address.
Early & Absentee Voting — New YorkRequest an Absentee Ballot
Qualified voters may apply for and submit absentee ballots in-person at the Board of Elections’ Borough Offices between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday as well as on the weekend before Election Day. This will begin as soon as the ballots are available. Completed absentee ballots submitted in person by the qualified voter will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Voters may apply for and submit an absentee ballot by mail, if they meet one of the state’s criteria for doing so. For information on “qualified excuses” and applying for and submitting an absentee ballot by mail, please click here.
If requesting by mail, absentee ballot applications must be postmarked by the USPS no later than 7 days before the election. If requesting in person, absentee ballot applications must be received by the day before the election. Completed absentee ballots must be received by the close of polls on election day if delivering in person. If delivering by mail, completed absentee ballots must be postmarked by USPS by the day before the election and received no later than the 7th day after the election.See Early And Absentee Info for All States