The presidential elections may be several months away, but the primary elections are around the corner and MNN  is here to remind you to register to vote! 

The New York primary elections are on April 28.  So, New York State voters who want to cast their ballots in the upcoming April presidential primary and June congressional and state primary elections should pay attention to the following upcoming deadlines to register or change their addresses.

New York voters can find relevant deadlines below and at the State Board of Elections website registration page, along with forms. You can also check registration status, including party enrollment, via the BOE here.

Eligible New York voters who are not registered at all have until April 3 to register in order to participate in the April 28 presidential primary, and until May 29 to register to participate in the June 23 primaries.

Voter Registration Deadlines

June 23, 2020 Primary Deadlines

The Primary Election is being held on June 23 for in-person voting and early voting is on the way! 

We are three days into the early voting, it's the first time voters have gone to the polls since the coronavirus crisis has devastated New York. In-person voting has begun in New York!  

Protect your vote! Having problems at the poll site? Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE to report any issues or if you have any questions!

Vote early

Early Voting In-Person

The city's Board of Elections has put in place measures to keep people safe. Now, in addition to getting a ballot, voters also get an antiviral handwipe at the entrance. Everyone wears a mask, of course. And stickers show voters how far apart to stand in line.

  • All June-eligible voters have the option to Vote By Mail, Vote Early, or Vote on Election Day.
  • Vote Early June 13 - June 21.  Don't worry about the long lines, vote early! 

    For the first time, New Yorkers will be able to cast their ballot ahead of Election Day instead of showing up for the usual 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on one day.

  • Where will these early voting polling sites be located? New York City Board of Elections will operate the 61 early voting polling sites in the five boroughs:

    The borough-by-borough breakdown: Look Up Your Polling Site  There are 9 in Manhattan. 

  • In Manhattan there are Presidential, Federal, and State primaries in June 2020. Voters must be enrolled in a party holding a primary to participate.

November 3, 2020 General Election Deadlines



Date Deadline Information
October 27 Last day to postmark an application or letter of application by mail for an absentee ballot.
November 2 Last day to apply IN-PERSON for absentee ballot.
November 2 Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the local board of elections no later than Nov. 10th. Military Voter Ballots must be received no later than Nov. 16th.
November 3 Last day to deliver ballot IN-PERSON to the local board of elections (by someone other than the voter).