Helpful Voting Links — New York
Don't miss your next election! New York will hold municipal elections throughout the state on November 7, 2017, including the mayoral election in New York City.
- Register to Vote
- Check your registration status
- State Election Website
- State Election Dates
- Find your Polling Place
- See Your Ballot
- Absentee Ballot Instructions
- Request an Absentee Ballot
- Felon Voting Laws
- Call the Election Office: (518) 474-6220
- County Election Offices
- County Government Information
Primary/Caucus Info — New York
Only registered voters affiliated with a particular party may vote in its primary.
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
Early Voting Dates: Oct. 31st to Nov. 7th (Local variations on start date may apply.)
You can vote in person at your county election board's office, or in the case of New York City, Borough Board of Election's office, once the ballots are available Nov. 7th at 5:00 p.m. before the election, using an absentee ballot.
To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Nov. 1st. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by the day before the election.
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.