Helpful Voting Links — New York
Don't miss your next election! New York will hold its closed presidential primary election on April 28, 2020. 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 February 14, 2020. New voters must register and affiliate with a political party no later than 25 days prior to participate.
- 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.
Existing New York voters must update their party declaration by February 14, 2020 for the April 28, 2020 primary.
What's on the ballot?
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.
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.
Only first time voters that registered to vote with the last 4 digits of their social security number are required to show proof of residence at the polls.See ID Requirements for All States
Early & Absentee Voting — New YorkRequest an Absentee Ballot
Early Voting Dates: Once the ballots are available until November 4th
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 until November 4th 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 October 29th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by November 4th.
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.