ABOUT THIS STATE
New York! Pizza! The Yankees! A big ass waterfall! Sorry for screaming, it's the New Yorker in me. Look, we don't need to tell you how big of a deal you are. I mean, you're home to 1 out of every 38 people in this country. With a rep that huge, you have to set an example by making your voice heard in the polls. Face it, without democracy, your government wouldn't have been able to vote against bringing e-scooters to NYC. Here's everything you need to know about voting in the Empire State.
Voter Registration Deadline (postmarked by)
Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline (By Mail, Online)
Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline (In Person)
Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline (postmarked by or delivered in-person)
How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?
Can I register the same day I want to vote?
Can I vote by mail?
Can I vote early?
Do I need an ID?
How do I cast my ballot?
SINCE YOU LAST VOTED…
Since 2020, it’s gotten easier to cast your ballot in New York. Here are the changes you need to pay attention to:
When registering to vote…
- Convicted felons are now re-enfranchised immediately after being released from their sentence. Make sure everyone who can vote knows their rights.
When making a plan to vote…
- No-excuse absentee voting due to COVID-19 is still a thing, so if you’d prefer to vote by mail, make sure you request a ballot early.
- The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail has been moved up one week – it’s now two Mondays before Election Day (so, in 2022, October 24th). You can still get one in-person up until the day before the election.
- You can request an absentee ballot online now. The deadline to do so is also October 24th.
- There are now expanded early voting locations and hours, especially on weekends – check your local hours and dates on county websites and make your plan now!
- The entire state will be getting a ballot tracking system soon, which will make checking your vote status easier.
- The provision allowing no-excuse absentee voting will expire at the end of 2022, which means you may not be able to vote by mail for all future elections. TBD on how everything will change before 2024!
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Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.Learn More
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.Learn More