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New York

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

June 28, 2022

New York State Primary Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Post received: June 3, 2022
  • In-person request by: June 3, 2022
  • Online request by: June 3, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Postmarked: June 13, 2022
  • In-person request by: June 13, 2022
  • Online: June 13, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Post received: June 28, 2022
  • In-person received: June 28, 2022
Early Voting: June 18 – June 26, 2022

November 8, 2022

New York State General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Post received: October 14, 2022
  • In-person request by: October 14, 2022
  • Online request by: October 14, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Postmarked: October 24, 2022
  • In-person request by: October 24, 2022

  • Online: October 24, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Postmarked: November 8, 2022
  • Post received: November 15, 2022
  • In-person received: November 8, 2022
Early Voting: October 29 – November 6, 2022

Helpful Resources

Register
to vote

Check if you are registered

What's on your
ballot

Absentee Voting

You can get an absentee ballot if:

  • you are absent from your county on Election Day
  • you are unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability
  • you are the primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled
  • you are a patient or inmate in a Veterans’ Administration Hospital
  • you are detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony.

Applications for absentee ballots must be postmarked seven days before the election.

Download the application here

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.