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New York General Election
Tuesday, November 6th
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What is this Election?
General elections are held to determine which candidates are elected into office.
Register to Vote in New York
When do I need to register to vote in New York?
New Yorkers must have been registered to vote by Friday, October 12th.
How do I register to vote in New York?
Am I already registered to vote?
You can check your current registration status online.
Who can register to vote in New York?
To register as a voter in New York, you must:
- Be a citizen of the United States
- Be a resident of New York and your present address for at least 30 days
- Be at least 18 years old by Election Day
- Not have been officially found mentally incompetent
- Not incarcerated or on parole for a felony conviction
- Not claiming the right to vote elsewhere
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Where do I vote on Election Day?
On Election Day, you can cast your ballot at your designated precinct voting location.
To find yours, visit the New York Polling Place Finder.
NYC, and the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, and Erie: Polling places will be open between 6:00 am and 9:00 pm
All other counties: Polling places will be open between 12:00 pm and 9:00 pm
Can I vote by mail?
New Yorkers can only vote absentee if they:
- Will be unavoidably outside your county on Election Day
- Are sick or disabled, preventing you from going to the polling place
- Are incarcerated for non-felony offenses
Vote by mail in New York by requesting an absentee ballot.
Absentee ballot requests must be received by October 30th,
and returned no later than November 5th.
I'm in college away from home, which state do I vote in?
You can either register to vote in New York or the state you're attending school in — but not both!
I'm not in the US right now, how do I vote?
If you are a military voter or a United States citizen living abroad, you should request an overseas absentee ballot.
What ID do I need to vote?
Voter ID is required if you're voting for the first time and haven't yet verified your identity. The following forms of ID are accepted:
- New York driver's license or photo ID
- Any other ID card issued by HAVA or any U.S. State or Federal agency
- U.S. Passport
- Military ID
- Student ID
- Utility bill
- Bank statement
- Paycheck, paystub, or government check (Social Security, tax refund, etc.)
- Other government-issued document which includes your name and voting address
What if I have a disability?
Dates and deadlines can change at any time
Get election reminders in New York! We'll only send you about 6 emails per year.
Still have questions?
Having problems at the polls?
Voting is your right. Don't let anyone take it away. Experiencing Voter intimidation? Overzealous voter ID checks? Being turned away from voting? Faulty equipment?
Call the Election Protection Hotline for assistance.
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