League of Women Voters

New York


New York Registration Deadline

You can register any time during the year, your form must be delivered or mailed at least 25 days before the next election for it to be effective for that election. Please contact the New York State Board of Elections for specific times and locations.

New York residents have the option to become organ donors when they register to vote. Please check the voter registration form for more information.

New York Voting Machines

The voting machine systems used in New York are Imagecast, ES&S DS200, ES&S Automark, Shoup Lever Machine and AVM Lever Machine.

Imagecast: the most accessible machine - audio and tactile interfaces, voters can listen to the options over headphones or view an LCD screen with an image of the ballot that can be adjusted for size and contrast. A "Sip-N-Puff" is also available for those voters with limited hand dexterity.

New York Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your local board of elections.


New York Verify Voter Registration

To verify your voter registration status, please use your state's voter verification tool or contact your local board of elections.

New York Early Voting

New York does not have early voting.

New York Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in New York, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote
  • A resident of your present address for at least 30 days before the election
  • Not in jail or on parole for a felony conviction
  • Not claiming the right to vote elsewhere
  • Not adjudged mentally incometent by a court

New York Polling Place Hours

In the General Election, the polling place will be open from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm.

For Primary Elections, polling place locations are open from 6:00 am to 9:00pm in New York City, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, Rockland County, Orange County, Putnam County and Erie County. All other counties in New York State have polls open from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

New York Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

New York ID Needed for Voter Registration

To register to vote you must have either a verifiable New York State driver's license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have either of these, and you are registering for the first time by mail, you may provide a copy of one of the following:


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Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-418-1682 (Arabic)


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