Voting In New York

PRIMARY ELECTION
June 26, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
June 1, 2018

OTHER UPCOMING NEW YORK ELECTIONS

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

YES. First-time registrants MUST provide a New York Driver's License or State ID Number OR the last four digits of their social security number. If you have never been issued either one of those you must include a copy of a valid photo ID, a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or some other government document that shows your name and address.

Voters who do not provide this information will be asked for it when they vote for the first time.

Online Registration?

YES. Voters can register to vote and update their information ONLINE. Voters must have a valid New York Driver's License or non-driver State ID, the last four digits of their social security number, and the Zip Code currently on file to register online.

DEADLINE: Twenty-five (25) days before any Election.

Paper Registration

Voters can download and print a form that can be mailed or hand delivered to their County Board of Elections.

DEADLINE: Twenty-five (25) days before any Election.

Same-Day Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all New York voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to enact automatic voter registration in New York.

Pre-Register Youth?

LIMITED. Voters who will be eighteen (18) before the end of the calendar year and on or before the Election may register.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16).

Registration Portability?

NO. Voter's address MUST be updated twenty-five days BEFORE the Election or the voter must vote in their old polling place.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

YES. First time registrants who registered by mail, but did NOT provide identification will be asked to provide a valid photo ID, utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document that shows the voter's name and address when they vote.

Absentee Voting?

LIMITED. Only QUALIFIED voters may vote by absentee ballot. Check HERE to see if you qualify.

Eligible voters can download and print an application that can be mailed or hand-delivered to their County Board of Elections. Voters can go HERE for more info.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications made by mail must be received seven (7) days before Election Day or hand-delivered the day before Election Day.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow "No-Excuse Absentee Voting" for all New York voters.

Vote-by-Mail?

LIMITED. Only Absentee Voters may Vote-by-Mail. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand Vote-by-Mail to all voters in New York.

Early Voting?

LIMITED. Only Absentee Voters may vote early In-Person. They may apply for an absentee ballot In-Person at their County Board of Elections and vote that ballot in the same trip. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand In-Person Early Voting to more locations and to all New York voters.

Youth Vote in Primary?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before any Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in New York should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in New York.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go HERE for more information on registering to vote and voting in New York.

Felon Voting Rights

Voting rights are automatically restored after a voter has completed their sentence of imprisonment and parole. Ex-felons on probation may vote. Ex-felons MUST re-register to vote.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should go HERE or check with your County Board of Elections for more information.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.