En español | New York’s Nov. 8 general election will decide 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 state’s two primaries were held on June 28 and Aug. 23.
New York’s redistricting plan has redrawn the boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts, which may change which candidates appear on 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.
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 online, by mail or in person is Oct. 14 to vote in the general election.
The deadline to complete and submit your application for an absentee ballot is Oct. 24 for the general.
Your completed absentee ballot must be postmarked by Election Day, 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 Oct. 29 for the general. Contact your county Board of Elections for locations.
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.
Editor’s note: This guide was updated on Aug. 30, 2022, with information about how to vote in 2022. The guide was first published on Aug. 6, 2020.
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