En español | New York’s Nov. 8 general election includes 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 first of two primaries was held June 28; the second will be held Aug. 23.
Due to litigation over the state’s redistricting maps, New York will hold a second primary on Aug. 23 for seats in the U.S. Congress and the state Senate. Also, registered voters who have concerns about contracting or spreading the coronavirus can vote safely from home by requesting an absentee ballot throughout 2022.
You can check the status of your registration on the Board of Elections website. And you can use the downloadable voter registration form to change your name, address or party affiliation. The deadline to register to vote online, by mail or in person is July 29 for the Aug. 23 primary and Oct. 14 for the general election.
The deadline to complete and submit your application for an absentee ballot is Aug. 8 for the Aug. 23 primary and Oct. 24 for the general.
Your completed absentee ballot must be postmarked by Election Day, Aug. 23. The last day to deliver your completed absentee ballot to your local Board of Elections office or polling place in person for the primaries is Aug. 23. For the general election, absentee ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 8. And the last day to submit your absentee ballot in person at your local Board of Elections office or polling place is Nov. 8.
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 – that's Aug. 13 for the Aug. 23 primary, and Oct. 29 for the general. Contact your county Board of Elections for locations.
New York’s primary elections for U.S. congressional and state Senate seats takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 23; the general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Find your polling place online at the state Board of Elections website. If you live in New York City, you can find your polling place with the city’s online locater.
Only if you’re a first-time voter and didn’t provide ID when you registered to vote. In that case, you’ll need to show a 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.
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Editor’s note: This guide was updated on June 29 with information about how to vote in 2022. The guide was first published on Aug. 6, 2020.
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