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
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.