New York

ABOUT THIS STATE

New York! Pizza! The Yankees! A big ass waterfall! Sorry for screaming, it's the New Yorker in me. Look, we don't need to tell you how big of a deal you are. I mean, you're home to 1 out of every 38 people in this country. With a rep that huge, you have to set an example by making your voice heard in the polls. Face it, without democracy, your government wouldn't have been able to vote against bringing e-scooters to NYC. New York has two main elections in 2022: Its primary election will take place on June 28, and the general will be held on November 8. Here's everything you need to know about voting in the Empire State. (Source: Ballot Ready)

Key Dates

Jun 3

Primary Registration Deadline

Jun 13

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline (By Mail)

Jun 27

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline (In Person)

Jun 28

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Jun 18 – Jun 26

Primary Early Voting

Jun 28

Primary Election

Nov 8

General Election

New York Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    We're working with Vote.org to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    Register Here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Sadly, no. So do it now! Then reward yourself with a cookie.

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  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    Yes. Only registered members of a political party have the right to vote in that party's primary, and voters must be formally registered with that party by February 14th.

    Update Your Registration
  • Can I vote by mail?

    No. But there are exceptions that will allow you to vote absentee. Learn if you can do that here.

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  • Can I vote early? (primary)

    Yes! You can vote early between June 18th and June 26th.

  • Do I need an ID?

    Ok, so if you completed your registration in the past and have voted before, you're all set. If you're a first-time voter or want to finish your registration on Election Day, you will need to bring a photo ID or a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck. Get all the details from VoteRiders.

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what's new in new york voting since 2022

New York passed 22 new voting laws in 2021. That's right, 22! Don't worry though, we're on top of it. Here's what you need to know about the changes. The state is on track to create a new online absentee ballot application system, as well as a new absentee ballot tracking system. You should also know that the deadline to submit an absentee ballot application by mail has changed. Instead of 7 days before the election, it now has to received 15 days before the election. The deadline to submit an absentee ballot request in person is still the same. While mail-in voting was available to all voters in 2020 due to the coronavirus, New York will likely return to pre-COVID status quo in 2022. Make sure you have another plan to vote, if you're not eligible for absentee by-mail voting.

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