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COVID-19 has upended much of daily life for New Yorkers, but there are still state and local elections happening on June 23rd, 2020.

If there is an election in your district, you can expect to receive an absentee ballot application by May 23.

Voting Absentee

  1. All active and inactive voters that are eligible to vote in a primary or special election to be held on June 23 will receive an absentee ballot application in the mail with a postage paid return option. 
  2. Everyone in New York is eligible to check “temporary illness or physical disability” due to COVID-19 on their absentee ballot application for the June primary.
  3. If you do not have a local or primary election in your district, you will not receive a ballot application.
  4. You should have received your absentee ballot application in the mail by May 23. If you did not receive it, check your voter registration or reach out to your local Board of Elections.


Register online

You can register to vote online if you have a New York State DMV issued driver license, permit or Non-Driver ID.

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Register by mail or in-person

You can register to vote by completing the form and either mailing it to the Board of Elections or delivering it in-person.

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Confirm your voter registration

Moved recently? Update your voter registration by submitting a new registration form or registering online.

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Voter Eligibility

In order to register you must be:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be 18 years old by December 31st of the year in which you register. You must be 18 by Election Day in order to vote that year. You may pre-register at 16 or 17, but cannot vote until you are 18.
  • Be a New York State resident (includes students from other states who are in New York for college)
  • Not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction (unless parole pardoned or restored rights of citizenship)


Voting Rights for Homeless New Yorkers 

Voting Rights for New Yorkers With a Felony Conviction

Early Voting

New York now has early voting! This means that voters have multiple days before Election Day that they can vote. 

Find early voting sites and hours here.


Election Day

Following early voting, New York will have its Election Day. Polls will be open from 6am-9pm. You will need to vote at your assigned polling place. Look up your polling location below.