This year, early voting begins on Saturday, June 17th for primaries in New York, and runs through Sunday, June 25th. Primary day is Tuesday, June 27th.
There are many important local races on the ballot this year, including Town Supervisors, Mayors, County Legislators, and the New York City Council. You can visit whosontheballot.org to see what’s at stake where you live.
Although it is not a general election year, it is still essential that we vote, and that we vote early.
Why vote early? By choosing to vote early, you will give yourself more options to exercise your vote on a day and time that is convenient for you. You will also benefit from avoiding long lines and ensuring that no last-minute issues prevent you from registering your vote.
In New York, voting early is just like voting on Election Day. Early voters scan their completed ballot just after privately marking it. Early voting results are counted, tabulated, and included in the election night (unofficial) totals.
In New York State, voters may visit ANY of the Early Voting Centers in the county where they reside, except in New York City, where voters are assigned by address to ONE early voting site.
Outside of the city, you will have an assigned polling location only if you wait until Election Day.
As we approach the primary election day, there are some important dates coming up in New York:
- Deadline to request an absentee ballot: June 12th (online or by mail), June 26th (in person)
- Absentee ballots must be returned or postmarked by Tuesday, June 27th
- Early Voting: Saturday, June 17th to Sunday June, 25th
- Primary Election Day: Tuesday, June 27th