Board of Elections

Voter Registration Deadlines

April 19, 2016 Presidential Primary Deadlines

MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3))
Application must be postmarked no later than March 25th and received by a board of elections no later than March 30th to be eligible to vote in the Presidential 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 Presidential Primary, your application must be received no later than March 25th.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-208(3))
Notices of change of address from registered voters received by March 30th by a county board of elections must be processed and entered in the records in time for the Presidential Primary.

June 28, 2016 Congressional Primary Deadlines

MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3))
Application must be postmarked no later than June 3rd and received by a board of elections no later than June 8th 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 Congressional Primary, your application must be received no later than June 3rd.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-208(3))
Notices of change of address from registered voters received by June 8th by a county board of elections must be processed and entered in the records in time for the Congressional Primary.

September 13, 2016 State and Local Primary Deadlines

MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3))
Application must be postmarked no later than August 19th and received by a board of elections no later than August 24th 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 August 19th.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-208(3))
Notices of change of address from registered voters received by August 24th by a county board of elections must be processed and entered in the records in time for the State & Local Primary.

November 8, 2016 General Election Deadlines

MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3))
Applications must be postmarked no later than October 14th and received by a board of elections no later than October 19th 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 14th. If honorably discharged from the US Military or have become a naturalized US Citizen after October 14th, you may register in person at the Board of Elections up until October 29th.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-208(3))
Notices of change of address from registered voters received by October 19th by a county board of elections must be processed and entered in the records in time for the General Election.

2016 Voting by Absentee Ballot Deadlines

FOR PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION

Date Deadline Information
April 12 Last day to postmark an application or letter of application by mail for an absentee ballot.
April 18 Last day to apply IN-PERSON for absentee ballot.
April 18 Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the local board of elections no later than April 26th.
April 19 Last day to deliver ballot IN-PERSON to the local board of elections (by someone other than the voter).

FOR CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY ELECTION

Date Deadline Information
June 21 Last day to postmark an application or letter of application by mail for an absentee ballot.
June 27 Last day to apply IN-PERSON for absentee ballot.
June 27 Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the local board of elections no later than July 5th.
June 28 Last day to deliver ballot IN-PERSON to the local board of elections (by someone other than the voter).

FOR STATE AND LOCAL PRIMARY ELECTION

Date Deadline Information
Sept. 6 Last day to postmark an application or letter of application by mail for an absentee ballot.
Sept. 12 Last day to apply IN-PERSON for absentee ballot.
Sept. 12 Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the local board of elections no later than Sept. 20th.
Sept. 13 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
Nov. 1 Last day to postmark an application or letter of application by mail for an absentee ballot.
Nov. 7 Last day to apply IN-PERSON for absentee ballot.
Nov. 7 Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the local board of elections no later than Nov. 15th. Military Voter Ballots must be received no later than Nov. 21st.
Nov. 8 Last day to deliver ballot IN-PERSON to the local board of elections (by someone other than the voter).