FOR VOTERS

Voter Registration Deadlines

June 22, 2021 Primary Election Deadlines

MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3))
Application must be postmarked no later than May 28, 2021 and received by a board of elections no later than June 2, 2021 to be eligible to vote in the Primary.

IN PERSON REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Sections 5-210, 5-211, 5-212)
You may register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year but, to be eligible to vote in the State and Local Primary, your application must be received no later than May 28, 2021.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-208(3))
Notices of change of address from registered voters received by June 2, 2021 by a county board of elections must be processed and entered in the records in time for the Primary.

CHANGE OF ENROLLMENT (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-304(3))
An application to change one’s party enrollment for any primary election in 2021 must be received by the board of elections no later than February 16, 2021. The deadline was extended by Executive Order. Forms RECEIVED at your local board of elections up to and including February 16th will be accepted and processed. If you submit your party change online through DMV the deadline is midnight February 15th for electronic delivery on the 16th.


November 2, 2021 General Election Deadlines

MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3))
Applications must be postmarked no later than October 8, 2021 and received by a board of elections no later than October 13, 2021 to be eligible to vote in the General Election.

IN PERSON REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Sections 5-210, 5-211, 5-212)
You may register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year but, to be eligible to vote in the General Election, your application must be received no later than October 8, 2021. If honorably discharged from the US Military or have become a naturalized US Citizen after October 8, 2021, you may register in person at the Board of Elections up until October 23, 2021.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-208(3))
Notices of change of address from registered voters received by October 13, 2021 by a county board of elections must be processed and entered in the records in time for the General Election.

2021 Voting by Absentee Ballot Deadlines

FOR PRIMARY ELECTION

Date

Deadline Information

June 15             

Last day to postmark an application or letter of application by mail or send an email or fax for an absentee ballot.

June 21

Last day to apply IN-PERSON for absentee ballot.

June 22

Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the local board of elections no later than June 29th.

June 22

Last day to deliver ballot IN-PERSON to the local board of elections (by someone other than the voter).

 

FOR GENERAL ELECTION

Date

Deadline Information

October 26

Last day to apply online, by email, fax or to postmark an application or letter of application by mail for an absentee ballot. (Please be warned that despite this deadline, the Post Office has advised they cannot guarantee timely delivery of ballots applied for less than 15 days before an election.)

November 1

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. 9th. Military Voter Ballots must be received no later than Nov. 16th.

November 2

Last day to deliver ballot IN-PERSON to the local board of elections or to any poll site.