State of New York Voting Requirements

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

New York State Primary Election held on Tue Jun 28, 2022

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

  • Postmarked by Fri Jun 3, 2022
  • In-Person, Received by Fri Jun 3, 2022
  • Post received by Wed Jun 8, 2022

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Postmarked by Mon Jun 13, 2022
  • Email, Online or Fax by Mon Jun 13, 2022
  • In-Person, Received by Mon Jun 27, 2022

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Jun 28, 2022
  • In-Person, Received by Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:00pm EDT
  • Post received by Tue Jul 5, 2022

Early Voting

Dates to be Announced - Dates to be Announced
Early Voting dates and locations vary by county, contact your Local Election Office for more information. Election Day voting takes place from 6am to 9pm.

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office
  • at state agencies when you apply for services (automatically unless you opt out)

You must have resided in your precinct at least 30 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote.

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 6am to 9pm in General Elections.

Polling places are open from 6am to 9pm in Primary Elections in New York City and the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Erie. Polling places are open from 12pm to 9pm in Primary Elections in all other counties.

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Absentee Voting

In order to vote absentee in New York you must indicate one of the following conditions:

  • You are absent from your county or, if a resident of New York City, absent from the city on Election Day
  • You are unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability
  • You are unable to appear at the polls because 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

You are able to pre-register:

  • at the age 16

You are eligible to vote in New York if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of New York
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election

You are NOT eligible to vote in New York if:

  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
  • You are registered to vote in another state
  • You are in prison or detention or jail or penal institution

Student Eligibility

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in New York if:

  • You reside in New York but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in New York

Voter Registration

To register to vote in New York you should provide one of the following:

  • New York Learner's Permit
  • Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Your New York Driver's License Number
  • Your New York non-driver ID number

If you do not have any of these IDs, you can provide a copy of one of the following with your registration application:

  • Valid Photo ID
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Utility Bill
  • Government Check
  • Bank Statement
  • Paycheck that Shows your Current Name and Address

Voting In-Person

If you registered to vote in New York, you may be required to present valid ID if you are voting for the first time or your registration is incomplete. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Paycheck that shows your Current Name and Address
  • Utility Bill
  • Bank Statement
  • Valid New York Driver's License
  • Government Check
  • Government Issued Document that shows your Current Name and Address

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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