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New York

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

April 30, 2024

New York Congressional District 26 Special Election

Voter Registration Deadline

  • Postmarked: April 15, 2024
  • Post received: April 20, 2024
  • In-Person: April 20, 2024
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Online: April 20, 2024
  • Postmarked: April 20, 2024
  • In-Person: April 29, 2024
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • In-Person: April 30, 2024
  • Post received (when postmark is missing): May 1, 2024
  • Postmarked: April 30, 2024
  • Post received: May 7, 2024
Early Voting: April 20 – April 28, 2024

June 25, 2024

New York State Primary Election

Voter Registration Deadline

  • Postmarked: June 10, 2024
  • Post received: June 15, 2024
  • In-Person: June 15, 2024
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Online: June 15, 2024
  • Post received (when postmark is missing): June 15, 2024
  • In-Person: June 24, 2024
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • In-Person: June 25, 2024
  • Post received (when postmark is missing): June 26, 2024
  • Postmarked: June 25, 2024
  • Post received: July 2, 2024
Early Voting: June 15 – June 23, 2024

November 5, 2024

New York General Election

Voter Registration Deadline

  • Postmarked: TBA
  • Post received: TBA
  • In-Person: TBA
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Online: TBA
  • Postmarked: TBA
  • In-Person: TBA
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • In-Person: TBA
  • Postmarked: TBA
  • Post received: TBA
Early Voting: TBA

Helpful Resources

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Absentee Voting

You can get an absentee ballot if you are:

  • Absent from your county or, if a resident of New York City absent from the five boroughs, on Election Day.
  • Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability (temporary illness includes being unable to appear due to risk of contracting or spreading a communicable disease like COVID-19).
  • Unable to appear because you are the primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled.
  • A resident or patient of a Veterans Health Administration Hospital.
  • In jail or prison for any reason other than a felony conviction. This includes anyone who is awaiting grand jury action, awaiting trial, or serving a sentence for a misdemeanor.

You may apply for an absentee ballot by using the online Absentee Ballot Application portal: https://absenteeballot.elections.ny.gov/

Applications requesting to receive an absentee ballot by mail must be received by the board of elections in your county no later than fifteen days before the election. For absentee ballots to be received in-person, applications must be received by your board no later than the day before the election.

See more info about absentee voting here

Early Voting

Voters can also vote up to nine days in advance of the day of the election thanks to city’s new “Early Voting” law. Voters can find their assigned early voting poll site via the poll site locator.

What to Expect
on Election Day

On Election Day, polls are open from 6 AM to 9 PM ET. 

Find your polling location.

Voter ID Requirements

You only have to show identification before voting if you registered to vote and your driver’s license number or Social Security number was not verified, or if you did not include a copy of an eligible ID when you registered to vote. Acceptable ID would then include:

  • A New York driver’s license
  • Non-driver’s ID number
  • Documents with the last four digits of your social security number
  • A current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or some other government document that shows your name and address.

Language Access

Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters.

Areas in New York covered by Section 203

 

 

Section 208

Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.” 

It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose. 

Have questions or need help voting?

Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.