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Upcoming Elections in New York

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

November 8,2016 - General Election Day
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts: Early voting starts October 7,2016
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 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 Request 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 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- UOCAVA citizens: Last day to postmark Military/Special Federal ballot and it must be received by the board of elections is Nov. 21st. 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
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends: Polls are open 6 AM–9 PM. If you’re in line by 9 PM, you’re allowed to vote November 8,2016
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Union Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Rose Sotak - Population(56,346)
November 8, 2016
  • Electoral College Election
December 19, 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 Do I Need When I Go To Vote?

  • the driver's license number
  • non- driver’s ID number
  • or the last four digits of your social security number

If you do not provide your driver’s license number or the last four digits of your social security number at the time you submit your registration form by mail, you can include a copy of any of the following documentation with your registration application:

  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Current Utility Bill
  • Bank Statement
  • Government Check or Paycheck
  • Government Document that shows Name and Address

If the voter has not provided any of the acceptable forms of identification by the time they vote in an Election, the voter will not be allowed to vote on the poll site scanner, but will be able to vote by affidavit ballot.

The voter will not be denied the right to vote.

Learn more about New York: Voting at The Polls 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