New York Voting Information
Early Voting Absentee Ballot Voter Registration
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.
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.