New York


This November, there are elections throughout the state for important (and underrated) local positions like District Attorney, city council, mayor, and county executive. These positions do the important day-to-day work of maintaining budgets, running elections, deciding how to prosecute cases, and making sure that the rats don’t run the city, we do.

Key Dates

Oct 23

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline (received by if requesting by mail/online)

Nov 6

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline (received by if requesting in person)

Oct 28

Voter Registration Deadline

Oct 28 – Nov 5

Early Voting

Nov 7

Election Day

Nov 7

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline (received by if returning in person)

Nov 7

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline (postmarked by if returning by mail)

New York Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to to check your registration or get registered. We're working with BallotReady to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    Register Here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Sadly, no. So do it now! Then reward yourself with a cookie.

    do it
  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    Yes. Only registered members of a political party have the right to vote in that party's primary, and voters must be formally registered with that party prior to election day.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    You can only vote absentee (by mail) if you meet certain eligibility requirements.

    See if you're qualified
  • Can I vote early?

    Yes! You can vote early between June 17th and June 25th. Find your early voting location below:

    Find yours
  • Do I need an ID?

    You do not need your ID when you vote in New York.

    BUT: If it is your first time voting in a federal election in New York (for the President, your Congressional Representative or your Senators), please see the federal ID requirements for first-time voters.

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  • What if I'm voting on Election Day?

    Find your polling place below.

    Find Your Polling Place


  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

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