En español | New York offers several ways to register to vote, including online, by mail and in person. To get an absentee ballot, registered voters must meet certain eligibility requirements, such as illness, disability or are traveling out of state, to qualify.
The 2022 midterms decided races for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, the state Senate and Assembly, and the state Supreme Court, as well as for governor, attorney general and other state offices.
The next statewide elections are in 2024, with City Council elections set to take place in New York City in 2023.
New York’s redistricting plan redrew the boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts, which may change which candidates appear on your ballot and where you cast your ballot. And voters who have concerns about contracting or spreading COVID-19 can vote safely from home by requesting an absentee ballot throughout 2022.
Yes, when it comes to voting in a primary. You don’t have to choose a political party when you register to vote. But you must be registered with one to vote in that party’s primary.
Please note that registered voters must meet certain eligibility requirements, available on the New York state elections website.
Yes. New York City voters can track their ballots with the city Board of Elections online tracker. Those in the rest of the state should contact their county Board of Elections to track their ballots. New Yorkers who serve in the U.S. military or are overseas can use the state Board of Elections online tracker.
Yes. Early in-person voting begins 10 days before an election. Contact your county Board of Elections for locations.
Find your polling place online on the New York Board of Elections website. Check with your local election office to confirm voting hours.
If you live in New York City, you can find your polling place with the city’s online locater.
Bring an acceptable form of ID if you’re a first-time voter and didn’t provide one when you registered to vote. You can use your New York state driver’s license or state-issued non-driver ID card, a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or another government document, such as a U.S. passport, that shows your name and address.
Editor’s note: This guide was updated on Nov. 10, 2022. The guide was first published on Aug. 6, 2020.
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