New York State Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

New York City Primary Election held on Tue Sep 12, 2017

New Voter Registration

Fri Aug 18, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Postmarked by Tue Sep 5, 2017
  • In-Person Request by Mon Sep 11, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Sep 11, 2017
  • Received by Tue Sep 19, 2017

Early Voting

none on record
In 2017, the Mayor, Public Advocate and Comptroller are up for election, as well as all five Borough Presidents, all 51 City Council seats, and two District Attorney positions (Brooklyn and Manhattan).

City of Buffalo Primary Election held on Tue Sep 12, 2017

New Voter Registration

Fri Aug 18, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Postmarked by Tue Sep 5, 2017
  • In-Person Request by Mon Sep 11, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Sep 11, 2017
  • Received by Tue Sep 19, 2017

Early Voting

none on record

City of Rochester Primary Election held on Tue Sep 12, 2017

New Voter Registration

  • Postmarked by Fri Aug 18, 2017
  • Post received by Sat Sep 2, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Postmarked by Tue Sep 5, 2017
  • In-Person Request by Mon Sep 11, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Sep 11, 2017
  • Received by Tue Sep 19, 2017

Early Voting

none on record
Offices on the ballot: Mayor and At-Large Councilmembers.

City of Yonkers Primary Election held on Tue Sep 12, 2017

New Voter Registration

Fri Aug 18, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Postmarked by Tue Sep 5, 2017
  • In-Person Request by Mon Sep 11, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Sep 11, 2017
  • Received by Tue Sep 19, 2017

Early Voting

none on record
Offices on the ballot: Council President and Council Members from Districts 2, 4 and 6.

City of Syracuse Primary Election held on Tue Sep 12, 2017

New Voter Registration

Fri Aug 18, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Postmarked by Tue Sep 5, 2017
  • In-Person Request by Mon Sep 11, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Sep 11, 2017
  • Received by Tue Sep 19, 2017

Early Voting

none on record
Offices on the ballot: Mayor, Common Council President, 1 At-Large Common Council Member Seat, and Common Council Members Districts 1-5.

New York City General Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

  • Fri Oct 13, 2017
  • In-Person Request by Fri Oct 13, 2017
  • Postmarked by Fri Oct 13, 2017
  • Post received by Wed Oct 18, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Postmarked by Tue Oct 31, 2017
  • In-Person Request by Mon Nov 6, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Nov 6, 2017
  • In-Person by Tue Nov 7, 2017
  • Post received by Tue Nov 14, 2017

Early Voting

none on record
In 2017, the Mayor, Public Advocate and Comptroller are up for election, as well as all five Borough Presidents, all 51 City Council seats, and two District Attorney positions (Brooklyn and Manhattan).

City of Buffalo General Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

  • Fri Oct 13, 2017
  • In-Person Request by Fri Oct 13, 2017
  • Postmarked by Fri Oct 13, 2017
  • Post received by Wed Oct 18, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Postmarked by Tue Oct 31, 2017
  • In-Person Request by Mon Nov 6, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Nov 6, 2017
  • In-Person by Tue Nov 7, 2017
  • Post received by Tue Nov 14, 2017

Early Voting

none on record

City of Rochester General Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

  • Fri Oct 13, 2017
  • In-Person Request by Fri Oct 13, 2017
  • Postmarked by Fri Oct 13, 2017
  • Post received by Wed Oct 18, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Postmarked by Tue Oct 31, 2017
  • In-Person Request by Mon Nov 6, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Nov 6, 2017
  • In-Person by Tue Nov 7, 2017
  • Post received by Tue Nov 14, 2017

Early Voting

none on record
Offices on the ballot: Mayor and At-Large Councilmembers.

City of Yonkers General Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

  • Fri Oct 13, 2017
  • In-Person Request by Fri Oct 13, 2017
  • Postmarked by Fri Oct 13, 2017
  • Post received by Wed Oct 18, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Postmarked by Tue Oct 31, 2017
  • In-Person Request by Mon Nov 6, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Nov 6, 2017
  • In-Person by Tue Nov 7, 2017
  • Post received by Tue Nov 14, 2017

Early Voting

none on record
Offices on the ballot: Council President and Council Members from Districts 2, 4 and 6.

City of Syracuse General Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

  • Fri Oct 13, 2017
  • In-Person Request by Fri Oct 13, 2017
  • Postmarked by Fri Oct 13, 2017
  • Post received by Wed Oct 18, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Postmarked by Tue Oct 31, 2017
  • In-Person Request by Mon Nov 6, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Nov 6, 2017
  • In-Person by Tue Nov 7, 2017
  • Post received by Tue Nov 14, 2017

Early Voting

none on record
Offices on ballot: Mayor, Common Council President, 1 At-Large Common Council Member Seat, and Common Council Members Districts 1-5.

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

You must have resided in your precinct at least 30 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote.

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 6am to 9pm in General Elections.

Polling places are open from 6am to 9pm in Primary Elections in New York City and the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Erie. Polling places are open from 12pm to 9pm in Primary Elections in all other counties.

Find my polling place (https://nyc.pollsitelocator.com/search)

Absentee Voting

In order to vote absentee in New York you must meet one of the following conditions:

  • You are absent from your county or, if a resident of New York City, absent from the city on Election Day
  • You are unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability
  • You are unable to appear at the polls because you are the primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled
  • You are a patient or inmate in a Veterans' Administration Hospital
  • You are detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony

You are eligible to vote in New York if you:

  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Are a resident of New York
  • Are a U.S citizen

You are NOT eligible to vote in New York if:

  • You are on parole for a felony conviction or convicted of a felony
  • You are in prison or detention or jail or penal institution
  • You are registered to vote in another state
  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court

Voter Registration

To register to vote in New York you should provide one of the following:

  • Your New York non-driver ID number
  • Your New York Driver's License Number
  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Learner's Permit

If you do not have any of these IDs, you can provide a copy of one of the following with your registration application:

  • Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Bank Statement
  • Government Check
  • Utility Bill
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Valid Photo ID

Voting In-Person

If you registered to vote in New York, you may be required to present valid ID if you are voting for the first time or your registration is incomplete. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Government Issued Document that shows your Current Name and Address
  • Government Check
  • Valid New York Driver's License
  • Bank Statement
  • Utility Bill
  • Paycheck that shows your Current Name and Address

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

- -

Absentee Ballot Request

- - -

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - -

Blank Ballot To Voter

- - -

Overseas & Military Voters

New York City Primary Election held on Tue Sep 12, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Fri Aug 18, 2017 Fri Aug 18, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Fri Aug 18, 2017 Fri Aug 18, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Sep 11, 2017
  • Received by Tue Sep 19, 2017
  • Postmarked by Mon Sep 11, 2017
  • Received by Tue Sep 19, 2017
In 2017, the Mayor, Public Advocate and Comptroller are up for election, as well as all five Borough Presidents, all 51 City Council seats, and two District Attorney positions (Brooklyn and Manhattan).

City of Buffalo Primary Election held on Tue Sep 12, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Fri Aug 18, 2017 Fri Aug 18, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Fri Aug 18, 2017 Fri Aug 18, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Sep 11, 2017
  • Received by Tue Sep 19, 2017
  • Postmarked by Mon Sep 11, 2017
  • Received by Tue Sep 19, 2017

City of Rochester Primary Election held on Tue Sep 12, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Fri Aug 18, 2017 Fri Aug 18, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Fri Aug 18, 2017 Fri Aug 18, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Sep 11, 2017
  • Received by Tue Sep 19, 2017
  • Postmarked by Mon Sep 11, 2017
  • Received by Tue Sep 19, 2017
Offices on the ballot: Mayor and At-Large Councilmembers.

City of Yonkers Primary Election held on Tue Sep 12, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Fri Aug 18, 2017 Fri Aug 18, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Fri Aug 18, 2017 Fri Aug 18, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Sep 11, 2017
  • Received by Tue Sep 19, 2017
  • Postmarked by Mon Sep 11, 2017
  • Received by Tue Sep 19, 2017
Offices on the ballot: Council President and Council Members from Districts 2, 4 and 6.

City of Syracuse Primary Election held on Tue Sep 12, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Fri Aug 18, 2017 Fri Aug 18, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Fri Aug 18, 2017 Fri Aug 18, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Sep 11, 2017
  • Received by Tue Sep 19, 2017
  • Postmarked by Mon Sep 11, 2017
  • Received by Tue Sep 19, 2017
Offices on the ballot: Mayor, Common Council President, 1 At-Large Common Council Member Seat, and Common Council Members Districts 1-5.

New York City General Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Fri Oct 13, 2017 Received by Fri Oct 13, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Tue Oct 31, 2017 Received by Tue Oct 31, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Nov 6, 2017
  • Post received by Mon Nov 20, 2017
  • Postmarked by Mon Nov 6, 2017
  • Post received by Mon Nov 20, 2017
In 2017, the Mayor, Public Advocate and Comptroller are up for election, as well as all five Borough Presidents, all 51 City Council seats, and two District Attorney positions (Brooklyn and Manhattan).

City of Buffalo General Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Fri Oct 13, 2017 Received by Fri Oct 13, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Tue Oct 31, 2017 Received by Tue Oct 31, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Nov 6, 2017
  • Post received by Mon Nov 20, 2017
  • Postmarked by Mon Nov 6, 2017
  • Post received by Mon Nov 20, 2017

City of Rochester General Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Fri Oct 13, 2017 Received by Fri Oct 13, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Tue Oct 31, 2017 Received by Tue Oct 31, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Nov 6, 2017
  • Post received by Mon Nov 20, 2017
  • Postmarked by Mon Nov 6, 2017
  • Post received by Mon Nov 20, 2017
Offices on the ballot: Mayor and At-Large Councilmembers.

City of Yonkers General Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Fri Oct 13, 2017 Received by Fri Oct 13, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Tue Oct 31, 2017 Received by Tue Oct 31, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Nov 6, 2017
  • Post received by Mon Nov 20, 2017
  • Postmarked by Mon Nov 6, 2017
  • Post received by Mon Nov 20, 2017
Offices on the ballot: Council President and Council Members from Districts 2, 4 and 6.

City of Syracuse General Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Fri Oct 13, 2017 Received by Fri Oct 13, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Tue Oct 31, 2017 Received by Tue Oct 31, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Nov 6, 2017
  • Post received by Mon Nov 20, 2017
  • Postmarked by Mon Nov 6, 2017
  • Post received by Mon Nov 20, 2017
Offices on ballot: Mayor, Common Council President, 1 At-Large Common Council Member Seat, and Common Council Members Districts 1-5.

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • ID Issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • ID Issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

- -

Absentee Ballot Request

- -

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - - -

Blank Ballot To Voter

- -
If you submit your voter registration/ballot request form via fax or email, you MUST follow-up and mail in a hard copy of the form. A "wet" signature is required.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

- -

Absentee Ballot Request

- -

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - - -

Blank Ballot To Voter

- -
If you submit your voter registration/ballot request form via fax or email, you MUST also send a hard copy of the original form by postal mail. A "wet" signature is required.