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Voter Friendliness

Voting Requirements
Needs Improvement
Registration Difficulty
Needs Improvement
Voting Accessibility

Upcoming Elections

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Voting Qualifications

Not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction (unless parolee pardoned or restored rights of citizenship)
Not be adjudged incompetent by a court
Not claim the right to vote elsewhere


Early Voting

In Person  - 
Between 2 and 10 days before Election Day

Absentee Ballot

Mail  - 
Postmarked 1 day before Election Day and received 7 days after Election Day
Mail  - 
Request 7 days before Election Day
In Person  - 
Request 1 day before Election Day

Voter Registration

Online  - 
25 days before Election Day
Mail  - 
Postmarked 25 days before Election Day and received no later than 20 days before Election Day
In Person  - 
25 days before Election Day

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Party Affiliation

Political party enrollment is optional but in order to vote in a primary election of a political party, a voter must enroll in that political party.

Absentee Voter Rules

You may vote by absentee ballot in New York if you expect to be:

  • Absent from your county or, if a resident of New York City, absent from New York City, on Election Day
  • Unable to appear at the polls due to illness or physical disability or because you are the primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled
  • A resident or patient of a Veterans Health Administration Hospital
  • Detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony.

Voter Identification

If you’ve voted in a federal election in New York before, you don’t need to provide ID to vote in person.

If you’re voting in a federal election in New York for the first time, you submitted your registration by mail, and you didn’t provide a driver’s license or state ID number, the last 4 digits of your Social Security number, or a copy of your New York driver’s license, photo ID card, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and address when you registered, you may need to show one of these documents when you vote in person on Election Day.