Voting in New York during COVID-19

Election Day for New York’s presidential primary and Congressional and state primaries is June 23, 2020. There are two ways to vote in this election: by mail or inperson. For either option you must be registered to vote by May 29, 2020.

Verify your registration by visiting


  • To vote by mail, you must first complete and submit an absentee ballot application. To vote absentee due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you must indicate that you are requesting an absentee ballot due to “Temporary Illness.” After your application has been approved, you will receive an absentee ballot in the mail. Carefully follow the directions provided on the absentee ballot. You do not need to affix postage to the return envelope for your absentee ballot.
  • Every registered voter will receive an absentee ballot application with a pre-paid envelope to their address on file. Verify your registered address by visiting

    You can also apply for an absentee ballot by phone, email, or inperson at the Board of Elections. For more information on absentee voting for your county, visit

Important Dates

  • June 16: Last day to postmark absentee ballot applications
  • June 22: Last day to apply for an absentee ballot in person, last day to postmark absentee ballots


  • Some polling sites will be open for early voting from: 
    Saturday, June 13 to Sunday, June 21
  • Sites are still being determined; check with your county board of elections or at


  • School District elections will be held June 9, 2020
  • Every registered voter will be mailed an absentee ballot to their registered address
  • All voting will be conducted by absentee ballot
  • There will be no in-person voting
  • All local Special District and Village Elections are delayed until September 15, 2020