Upcoming Elections in New York

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

September 13,2016 - State and Local Primary Election Day
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - UOCAVA citizens: First day to mail ballot to Military/Special Federal Voter. August 12,2016
Voter Registration Ends: Last day to register to vote in person or by mail for the State and Local Primary Election. (mailed registration must be postmarked by Aug. 19th and received by Aug. 24th) August 19,2016
Voter Registration deadline - In Person: In person registration for state/local Primary: Last day application must be received by board of election to be eligible to vote in primary election. August 19,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: Last day to apply by mail for State and Local Primary absentee ballot (Must be postmarked by this day). September 6,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline- UOCAVA citizens: Last day for a board of elections to receive Military application for state/local primary if previously registered. September 6,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - In Person: Last day to apply in person for State/Local absentee ballot. September 12,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail: Last day to mail absentee ballot (by voter). Ballot must be postmarked by this date and must be received by the county board by Sept. 20th. September 12,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline - In Person: Last day (election day) to deliver absentee ballot in person to the county board (by close of polls). September 13,2016
November 8,2016 - General Election Day
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - In Person: Last day to apply in person for state/local primary ballot September 12,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline - In Person: Last day to deliver state/local primary ballot in person to county board, by close of polls. September 13,2016
Voter Registration Ends: Last day to register to vote in person or by mail for the General Election. (mailed registration must be postmarked by Oct. 14th and received by OCT. 19th) October 14,2016
Voter Registration deadline - In Person: In person registration: Last day application must be received by board of election to be eligible to vote in general election. If honorably discharged from the military or have become a naturalized citizen since October 14th, you may register in person at the board of elections up until October 29th October 14,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline- UOCAVA citizens: Last day for a board of elections to receive Military/Special Federal absentee application, if by mail and previously registered. November 1,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: Last day to apply by mail for General election absentee ballot (Must be postmarked by this day). November 1,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail: Last day to mail absentee ballot (by voter). Ballot must be postmarked by this date and must be received by the county board by Nov. 15th. November 7,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - In Person: Last day to apply in person for General Election absentee ballot. November 7,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline - In Person: Last day (election day) to deliver absentee ballot in person to the county board (by close of polls). November 8,2016
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Union Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Rose Sotak - Population(56,346)
November 8, 2016

Can I Take Time Off For Voting? Yes

Employees who do not have 4 consecutive non-working hours between polls opening and closing, and who do not have "sufficient" non-working time to vote, are entitled to up to 2 hours paid leave to vote. Employees must request the leave between 2 and 10 days before Election Day. The employer can specify whether it be taken at beginning or end of shift. Employers must post this rule conspicuously 10 days prior to election.

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

What hours are polling places open?

  • Primary Elections: In New York City and the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Erie, POLLS OPEN AT 6 AM - CLOSE AT 9 PM. In all other counties, POLLS OPEN AT 12 NOON and CLOSE AT 9 PM.
  • General Elections: POLLS OPEN AT 6 AM - CLOSE AT 9 PM

Know Your Voting Machine

Here you will find the information you need about the election process and the voting machines available in your specific polling place, as well as information on how your voting system will be used in an election. We hope that these resources will answer any voting questions you have and will provide you with a better understanding of what to expect when you arrive at your polling place on Election Day.

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Poll Hours: 6:00 AM-9:00 PM

Primary Elections:

  • POLLS OPEN AT 6 AM - CLOSE AT 9 PM. In New York City and the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Erie
  • POLLS OPEN AT 12 NOON and CLOSE AT 9 PM. In all other counties
General Election: POLLS OPEN AT 6 AM - CLOSE AT 9 PM

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use voterlookup.elections.state.ny.us to find your voting precinct and polling location. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

Am I eligible To Vote in New York?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements of your State of residence. Check if you are eligible to vote in New York

How/Where Do I Register To Vote in New York?

Do you know how or where to register to vote in New York? Click here for more information

What's on New York ballot in 2016

Do you know what you are voting for in 2016? Click here to see what will be on the statewide and local ballots

Who Can Vote in Primaries in New York?

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. Check if you are eligible to vote in Primary Elections in New York

Can I Register To Vote At The Polls On Election Day?

Do you know if New York if one of the States that allow voters to register at the polls on Election day? Click here for more information

Am I eligible To Vote Absentee Ballot in New York?

Most States allow voters to vote using an absentee ballot under certain circumstances. Do you know if you are eligible to vote absentee ballot and how to vote absentee ballot in New York? Check on the requirements for requesting and returning an absentee ballot

If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting Check if you need to re-register to vote

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