New York

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.

Key Dates

Oct 14

Voter Registration Deadline (postmarked by)

Oct 24

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline (By Mail, Online)

Oct 29 – Nov 6

Early Voting

Nov 7

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline (In Person)

Nov 8

Election Day

Nov 8

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline (postmarked by or delivered in-person)

New York Voter Guide

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

    Go to votesaveamerica.com/be-a-voter 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
  • Can I vote by mail?

    For now. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation to allow voting by absentee ballot due to the COVID-19 pandemic through 2022. You just need to request your ballot online or by mail by October 24, 2022 (but do it sooner if you can!) You can also request an absentee ballot in-person by November 7, 2022, but you'll need to postmark or return it in-person by November 8, 2022.

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  • Can I vote early?

    Yes! You can vote early between October 29th and November 6th. 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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  • How do I cast my ballot?

    If you are voting absentee, you can return your ballot by mail or in-person. For in-person voting, you can find the polling place closest to you here:

    Find Your Polling Place

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!

Moving forward…

  • 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!

Resources

  • 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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