New York

State of New York Elections and Voting

Election Day is November 5

  • October 21                  Deadline to postmark voter registration
  • October 26                  Deadline to submit voter registration in person
  • October 26                  Deadline for your county board of elections to receive your absentee ballot application by mail
  • October 27                  First day of early voting
  • November 3                Last day of early voting
  • November 4                Deadline to apply for an absentee ballot in-person
  • November 5                Deadline to postmark absentee ballot (if received no later than November 12)
  • November 5                Deadline to deliver absentee ballot in person
  • November 5                Election Day


To register to vote in New York, you must:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be 18 years old (you may pre-register at 16 or 17 but cannot vote until you are 18)
  • 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 (learn more about felon registration rights)
  • Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court
  • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere


How to register to vote:

New York does not have same day voter registration


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
  • The last 4 digits of your social security number
  • A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document with the voter’s name and address

Visit VoteRiders for more information on voter ID requirements in New York.


Absentee Ballot

Any registered voter may apply for an early mail ballot. Each person must apply for themselves.

You may apply for an early mail ballot in any of the following ways:


In-Person Early Voting

Early Voting is just like voting on Election Day. Early voters privately mark and scan their ballot. Early voting results are counted, tabulated and included in (unofficial) election night totals.

Voters may visit any of their assigned Early Voting Centers in their county, except in New York City, where voters are assigned to one early voting site. Find your early voting polling place.

For Primary, General, and Special elections, early voters are provided with nine days to vote in person prior to Election Day. Early voting dates and hours of operation are provided by local County Boards of Elections.




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

Chair, Jay S. Jacobs


Chair, Ed Cox

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