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Voter Registration Deadlines

September 10, 2015 State and Local Primary Deadlines

MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3))
Application must be postmarked no later than August 15th and received by a board of elections no later than August 21th 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 14th.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-208(3))
Notices of change of address from registered voters received by August 21th by a county board of elections must be processed and entered in the records in time for the State & Local Primary.

November 3, 2015 General Election Deadlines

MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3))
Applications must be postmarked no later than October 9th and received by a board of elections no later than October 14th 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 November General Election, your application must be received no later than October 9th except, if you have been honorably discharged from the military or have become a naturalized citizen since October 9th, you may register in person at the board of elections up until October 24th.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-208(3))
Notices of change of address from registered voters received by October 14th by a county board of elections must be processed and entered in the records in time for the General Election.

2015 Voting by Absentee Ballot Deadlines

FOR STATE AND LOCAL PRIMARY ELECTION

Date Deadline Information
Sept. 3 Last day to postmark an application or letter of application by mail for an absentee ballot.
Sept. 9 Last day to apply IN-PERSON for absentee ballot.
Sept. 9 Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the local board of elections no later than Sept. 17th.
Sept. 10 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
Oct. 27 Last day to postmark an application or letter of application by mail for an absentee ballot.
Nov. 2 Last day to apply IN-PERSON for absentee ballot.
Nov. 2 Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the local board of elections no later than Nov. 12th. Military Voter Ballots must be received no later than Nov. 17th.
Nov. 3 Last day to deliver ballot IN-PERSON to the local board of elections (by someone other than the voter).