VOTING
IN NEW YORK

Thinking about voting by mail or voting early?

Don’t let a mistake get in the way of making your voice heard.
Make your vote count.

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.

election details

Visit the New York Election Website to learn more about your states voting details

IMPORTANT DATES – STATE PRIMARY

5-28-2021

State Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)

6-22-2021

State Primary Election Day

CLOSED

State Primary Type

RANKED CHOICE VOTING + ELECTION CENTER

RANKED CHOICE VOTING

Starting in 2021, NYC will use Ranked Choice Voting in primary and special elections for local offices

Election center

Find information about your specific races by using the search, browsing the map, or entering your address.

VOTING INFORMATION FOR NEW YORK

 

Don’t miss your next election!

New York is holding municipal elections in 2021, including the New York City mayoral election.  If you are an existing voter in New York and would like to change or join a different party, your party selection must be updated by February 14th to participate in the closed primary on June 22nd. New voter registration applications must be postmarked, hand delivered, or submitted online by May 28th.

You can vote in person during early voting, on Election Day or vote by mail in New York. Your polling place hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Presidential Primaries

Only registered voters affiliated with a particular party may vote in its primary. Visit the New York Democratic Party or Republican Party site for more details.

Statewide Primaries

The June 22nd primary election is a closed primary. Voters must be affiliated with their political party of choice to participate. If you are an existing New York voter and would like to change your party affiliation, the deadline is February 14th.

Some congressional seats, state offices, and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.  You must be affiliated with a political party at least 25 days prior to the election to participate.

EARLY VOTING + ABSENTEE VOTING

 

You can vote early at county designated locations June 12th to June 20th.

To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot by mail, email or fax no later than June 15th. In person absentee ballot applications will be accepted through June 21st. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by June 22nd and received by June 29th.  Due to COVID-19, all New York Voters can vote with an absentee ballot due to the risk of illness to themselves or others – check “temporary illness” on your absentee ballot request.

Info here on other qualifying excuses.

The absentee ballot application period opens Jan.1st. You may submit one form annually, providing your excuse, and select all elections or individual elections.

VOTER ID + ACCESS FOR NEW YORK

Do Voters Need ID?

  • No, voters do not need an ID
  • Student IDs accepted

More Chances to Register

Your state does not offer additional voter registration options outside of the deadlines listed above.

Pre-registration

  • The pre-registration age is 16

As of January 1, 2020 16 and 17 year olds can pre-register to vote in New York.

Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.

OUR RESOURCES

 

This is a toolkit for organizations and individuals interested in participating in the Latino Week of Action taking place from:

Monday May 24, 2021 to Friday May 28, 2021.

The Latino Week of Action is collaboration amongst New York City’s leading Latino serving organizations. This week is intended to raise awareness about the upcoming primary elections including key dates and deadlines, as well as inform the Latino community about the new ranked choice voting system.

 

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