Election Information

Election Information

Elections  | HOW TO APPLY FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT IN NYC  Cómo Solicitar Una Boleta De Ausencia En NYC

Who Are My Candidates? | What is Early Voting? | How Do I Find My Pollsite? | How Do I Look Up My Voter Registration Status?


Please note, we will be updating this page frequently as Covid- 19 related voting and election changes are introduced.


UPDATE 5/5/20: The Democratic Presidential Primary in NY State has been reinstated. 


Keep an eye out for your postage-paid absentee ballot applications being mailed to you from the Board of Elections. Paper applications will be mailed to all eligible June voters starting on May 18th. You can also request your absentee ballot using other methods - click here for more info. 

Please note: if you do not have a primary in your district, you will NOT be receiving an absentee ballot

Important 2020 Election Dates:

  • June 16: Last day to postmark, apply online, email or fax your absentee ballot application for the June 23rd primary election
  • June 13-21: Early voting for June 23rd primary election 
  • June 23: Primary election for federal, state and city positions. Absentee ballots must be postmarked by this date and received by the BOE no later than June 30 (7 days after election)
  • Oct 9: Last day to register for 2020 General Election by mail and in person
  • Oct 24-Nov 1: Early voting for 2020 General Election
  • Nov 3: 2020 General Election
  • There are multiple ways to request your absentee ballot! Click here for more info.

How do you apply for an absentee ballot in NYC?  

As New York State voting and election regulations adapt to new conditions presented by the pandemic, we want voters to be as empowered as possible. To that end, we put together a comprehensive manual on how to apply for an absentee ballot in NYC. You can access it by clicking here. You can also access this manual in Spanish!

Who are my candidates?

Visit vote411.org and plug in your address to find all of the relevant races and candidates in your district! 

What is Early Voting? 

You can cast your vote prior to Election Day! Early voting will begin 10 days before Election Day, run for nine consecutive days, and end the Sunday before election day. Early voting for the June 23rd Primaries will run from June 13-21st. 

How do I find my early voting location? 

Find your early voting location by using a poll site locator, here, or check the list of early voting locations by county here.

Please note that your early voting poll site is likely different than your usual election day voting location and may even be different from the location where you have previously voted early.

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Become a Poll Worker

Poll workers (election inspectors) conduct assigned duties at a polling site on Election Day. Duties can include issuing ballots to registered voters, registering voters, monitoring the voting equipment, explaining how to mark the ballot or use the voting equipment or counting votes. All positions are paid including the required training.

Apply online or download the application below:

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