EARLY & MAIL-IN
VOTING IN NEW YORK
Warning: Mail-in voting is a convenient and safe way to vote, but your ballot might not count if it’s submitted late or with errors. So follow the directions below on how to vote early or absentee and make your vote count in New York.
Note – this information below may change for your state due to ongoing litigation and legislation. This page will be updated within 24 hours of any change.
How & Where to Vote
Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
Register to vote
Register to vote in New York, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
Visit the New York Election Website to learn more about your states voting details
VOTE BEFORE ELECTION DAY
VOTE EARLY IN PERSON
VOTE BY MAIL DEADLINES
Deadline to Return Ballot (Postmarked By)
IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING
You can vote early in your state before Election Day. Early voting begins on 06/12/2021 and ends on 06/20/2021
You can return your mail-in ballot to your early voting site.
Early voting locations in your county can be found here.
HOW VOTE BY MAIL WORKS IN NEW YORK
Voting by mail is a two step process in New York. Step 1: Request your ballot NOW. The deadline for your application to be submitted online, by fax, or postmarked is June 15th or in person by June 21st (Don’t wait that long!) Step 2: Complete and return your ballot ASAP.
- Return in person to your local board of election, early voting site, or polling place by 9 p.m. on June 22nd.
- Or stamp and mail your ballot – ballots must be postmarked by June 22nd and received by June 29th to be counted. To make your postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time on June 22nd. We recommend returning ASAP.
YOU MAY USE COVID-19 AS AN EXCUSE TO VOTE ABSENTEE
Due to COVID-19, your state has expanded vote by mail access for the November 2020 election. That means that ‘COVID-19’ qualifies as an excuse to request your absentee ballot.
P.S. If COVID-19 wasn’t affecting the U.S. right now, your state would have stricter requirements for you to qualify to vote by mail.
REMEMBER TO SIGN YOUR RETURN BALLOT
After you have completed your ballot, sign and date the outside of the security envelope. Be sure that your signature matches your signature on file with the state! If you registered online or at the DMV, check the signature on your license. If the signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed and will not count.
HOW YOU CAN RETURN YOUR MAIL-IN BALLOT
You must add a stamp when mailing in your ballot.
- Local elections office
- Drop box
- Early voting locations
- Polling place
MORE ABOUT VOTING IN NEW YORK
Find your polling place, ID laws, and more about voting for the first time below.