New York

State of New York Elections and Voting

Election Day is November 8

  • October 14                  Deadline to postmark voter registration
  • October 14                  Deadline to submit voter registration in person
  • October 24                  Deadline to request absentee ballot online or by mail
  • October 29                  First day of early voting
  • November 6                Last day of early voting
  • November 7                Deadline to apply in-person for an absentee ballot
  • November 8                Deadline to postmark absentee ballot
  • November 8                Deadline to deliver absentee ballot in person
  • November 8                Election Day


To register to vote in New York, you must:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be 18 years old
  • Be a resident of this state and the county, city, or village for at least 30 days before the election
  • Not be in prison for a felony conviction
  • Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court
  • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere

*Notice of Felon Registration Rights ( pdf 134KB), Notice on Felon Registration ( pdf 87.8KB)


How to register to vote:


Voter ID Requirements

New York does not require voters to present identification while voting. However, if a voter does not provide valid identification at the time of registration, he or she must show identification at the polling place when voting for the first time. As of August 2022, voters could present the following forms of identification:

  • A current, valid photo ID, including but not limited to a drivers’ license or a DMV-issued non-driver photo ID
  • A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document with the voter’s name and address


Absentee Ballot

You may qualify to vote by absentee ballot if you are:

  • Absent from your county or, if a resident of New York City absent from the five boroughs, on Election Day.
  • Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability (temporary illness includes being unable to appear due to risk of contracting or spreading a communicable disease like COVID-19).
  • Unable to appear because you are the primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled.
  • A resident or patient of a Veterans Health Administration Hospital.
  • In jail or prison for any reason other than a felony conviction. This includes anyone who is awaiting grand jury action, awaiting trial, or serving a sentence for a misdemeanor.

You can apply for an absentee ballot using the online portal, by going in-person to your local county board of elections, or by printing and filling out the PDF version of the New York State Absentee Ballot Application Form.




Tribes in New York

Federally recognized tribes

  • Tonawanda Band of Seneca
  • Tuscarora Nation
  • Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
  • Seneca Nation of Indians
  • Shinnecock Indian Nation
  • Oneida Indian Nation
  • Onondaga Nation
  • Cayuga Nation

State recognized tribes

  • Unkechague Poosepatuck Tribe (Unkechaug Indian Nation)

Native Vote Coordinator(s):

Sign up to be a local Native Vote coordinator.

Major Party Contact Information

Chairperson, Jay Jacobs

Chairperson, Nick Langworthy

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