Upcoming Elections in New York

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

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

September 13,2016 - State and Local Primary Election Day`
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
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 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`
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
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
November 8, 2016
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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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Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?

NO: New York does not provide Same Day Voter Registration. You must register to vote by the voter registration deadline in order to vote in an election. If you miss the voter registration deadline for an election you should contact your local election office.

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