Early Voting Starts This Weekend: Read Our Voter Guide

Voter Info | June 9, 2023

 By Peter Aronson

Don’t blink or you might miss it: election season is upon us and Our Vote is Our Power! Early voting for the New York Primary begins on  Saturday, June 17 and runs through Sunday, June 25, with Election Day on Tuesday, June 27. 

In the fight against climate change, every election is crucial. 

Crucial because every government official elected has the ability to promote, push and pass green legislation.

Crucial because the more green legislation that becomes law, the greater chance we have of meeting all our climate goals by eliminating greenhouse gas emissions and increasing all sources of renewable energy. 

Join the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and pledge to vote early in the primary election! [Link to pledge form forthcoming.]

Even though in some quarters this is considered an off year – we are not electing a president, any members of Congress or a NYC mayor – we are still electing many important government officials, including mayors and county legislators across the state as well as the entire New York City Council. 

The key election dates for New York State are: 

Early Voting for Primary: June 17, 2023 – June 25, 2023

Primary Election Day: June 27, 2023.
Early Voting for General Election: October 28, 2023 – November 5, 2023

Election Day: November 7, 2023

Still need to register to vote? It’s not too late! 

Mail-in applications must be received by a board of elections no later than June 17, 2023 to be eligible to vote in the Primary.You may also register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year but, to be eligible to vote in the State and Local Primary, your application must be received no later than June 17, 2023. And you can use the Board of Elections’ Online Voter Registration system to register to vote or to update your voter registration information.

Click here for more information about how to register to vote. 

I want to vote but where is my polling location?

Sometimes polling locations can change from cycle-to-cycle, so it’s good to have that information in hand before heading out the door. For information about where to vote, use this handy tool from the Board of Elections. Just enter your address and they’ll provide your polling site! 

Visit the New York State Board of Elections home page for more details about every aspect of 2023 voting, including comprehensive information about absentee voting, military and overseas voting, as well as information about voting machines and the latest redistricting map. 

For additional info about the New York City election, in particular, this article in ??The City highlights why all 51 council members are running in 2023.

Our sister organization, the New York League of Conservation Voters, has made 48 endorsements in the 2023 election cycle, including 39 candidates for New York City Council, mayoral candidates in Cohoes, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, Watervliet, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, and Yonkers, as well as two candidates for the Westchester Board of Legislators. 

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