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Voting in New York


Voting is the right we exercise to protect all other rights. Every registered voter in New York has the right to vote by mail.

  • To vote by mail, you must first submit an absentee ballot application. You can apply for your absentee ballot by mail, phone, online or in-person with your county board of elections. Verify the address at which you are registered to vote at voterlookup.elections.ny.govApply for your absentee ballot here.
  • Applications for an absentee ballot submitted by mail, fax, email, or online must be received by the local Board of Elections no later than ten days before the election. To vote in the General Election, your application must be received no later than October 26, 2024.
  • Applications for an absentee ballot submitted in-person must be personally delivered to your county board of elections not later than the day before the election.
  • After your application has been approved, you will receive an absentee ballot in the mail. Carefully follow the directions provided on the absentee ballot.
  • Your mailed ballot must be postmarked by day of the election and must be received no later than 7 days after the election. To avoid any issues with your vote being counted, apply for and send in your absentee ballot as early as possible.
  • To submit your absentee ballot in-person, bring it to any early voting or election day poll site, or to your board of elections office no later than the close of polls on election day.

Early voting will take place October 26 – November 3. Check participating locations for early in-person voting with your county board of elections or at

  • October 26: The last day for your registration application to have been received by your Board of Elections either by mail or in person to vote in the General Election.
  • October 26 – November 3: Early voting period
  • November 4: Last day to apply in person for general election absentee ballot.
  • November 5: Last day to deliver your absentee ballot in person to your county board or poll site in your county, by close of polls on election day, and last day to postmark general election ballot. Mailed absentee ballots must be received by the county board no later than November 12.
  • November 5: General Election
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