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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 State and Local Primary, your application must be received no later than June 15, 2024.
  • After your application has been approved, you will receive an absentee ballot in the mail. Carefully follow the directions provided on the absentee ballot.
  • To avoid postal delays and any problems counting your vote, apply for and send in your absentee ballot as early as possible. If you prefer not to mail your absentee ballot, you may deliver it to any early voting or election day poll site, or to your board of elections office.

Check participating locations for early in-person voting with your county board of elections or at

  • June 15: Last day to register to vote in the State and Local Primary, and last day to apply for an absentee ballot in person to vote in the State and Local Primary
  • June 15-23: Early voting period
  • June 25: State and Local Primary Election Day. Last day to postmark general election ballot.
  • October 26: The last day for your registration application to have been received by your Board of Elections either by mail or in person.
  • 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. The ballot must be received by the county board no later than November 12.
  • November 5: General Election
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