Register now online or by mail to vote in the New York State primary on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
Once you are registered to vote in the primary, you are automatically registered to vote in November for whomever you want to be President for the next four years, and in every NY State and Federal election of the future.
If you do not vote, you do not have the right to complain about who wins.
Gov. Cuomo has expanded the rules for voting by mail, with an absentee ballot so all New Yorkers can observe the stay-at-home rules to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, since social distancing rules may still be in effect in June.
Cuomo said his executive order would allow all New Yorkers to vote from home for the June 23 primary, which was already postponed from April 28.
“New Yorkers shouldn’t have to choose between their health and their civic duty,” Cuomo tweeted.
Visit the MyDMV website and sign in or create a new account.
Click on “Electronic Voter Registration Application” and fill out the appropriate information. Be sure your personal information is up-to-date before submitting the application.
Download and complete a voter registration form and get it in the mail to your local New York County Board of Elections.
Or, pick up a voter registration form at your nearest US Post Office branch, many library branches, and most NYC government offices.
Mail it to New York County Board of Elections, 32 Broadway, 7th Fl., New York, NY 10004.
Registration forms must be postmarked by mid-May to be eligible to vote on June 23rd..
You can register to vote at your local New York County Board of Elections office or at any of these New York State agencies.
Because of Coronavirus, not all of them are open, or open the traditional 9am to 5pm weekdays, so telephone first.
You must have a physical copy of the New York voter registration form when you arrive.
- The Bronx: 1780 Grand Concourse, 5th Floor, 718-299-9017
- Brooklyn: 345 Adams St., 4 Floor, 718-797-8800
- Manhattan: 200 Varick St., 10 Floor, 212-886-2100
- Queens: 118-35 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills, 718-730-6730
- Staten Island: 1 Edgewater Plaza, 4 Floor, 718-876-0079
Get an absentee ballot if you are unable to vote in person because:
- You will be out of town or out of the country on Election Day.
- You are unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability;
- You are the primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled.
- You are a resident or patient of a Veterans Health Administration Hospital.
- You are detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony.
This year, another reason is that you prefer not to leave your apartment or house because of Coronavirus.
Download the absentee ballot application here, and either bring it in person or mail it to one of the offices or addresses specified above.
If you mail it, the postmark deadline is also mid-May.
Deadline for voting in the Federal election in November is Oct. 12.
Or call the New York Board of Elections at 800-367-8683.
Do it now, before you forget.
And remember, if you don’t vote, you don’t have the right to complain about who is elected.
This was first published in 2016 and is updated annually, including for 2020.