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New York General Election

Tuesday, November 6th

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How do I vote?
25 days ago

Registration deadline

What is this Election?

General elections are held to determine which candidates are elected into office.

How to Register

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?

New York has online voter registration, which makes this process very easy.

Estimated time: 2 minutes

Register to vote in New York

Am I already registered to vote?

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?

Several bills have been passed to ensure voters with disabilities still have reasonable access to privately cast their vote in New York.

If you require assistance, contact your local election authority.

Visit the AAPD Voter Resource Center to learn more about voting with a disability.

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Dates and deadlines can change at any time

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Still have questions?

Questions, suggestions, corrections, or feedback? Get in touch!

You can also contact the New York Secretary of State for questions about the election.

Website: New York Elections Office
Phone: (518) 474-6220

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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