New York City Election Information

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Early Voting
Vote Early In Person:
- 11/04/13
Deadline To Request
Mail-In Ballot:
10/29/13
Voter Registration
Your Mail-In Voter
Registration Deadline Is:
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Vote On Election Day
11/05/13
Polling Hours:
6:00am to 9:00pm
» Find your polling place
Voter Registration
Your Mail-In Voter
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  Early Voting
Vote Early In Person:
- 11/04/13
Deadline To Request
Mail-In Ballot:
10/29/13
Vote On Election Day
11/05/13
Polling Hours:
6:00am to 9:00pm
» Find your polling place

Registration Information

The deadline to register to vote is 25 days before the election.  Be sure your form is postmarked 25 days before the election!

Qualifications to Register to Vote

  • be a United States citizen;
  • be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you submit a voter registration application*
  • live at your present address at least 30 days before an election;
  • not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction and;
  • not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court;
  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

*You must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote.


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To check the status of your voter registration, click here.

When can I vote in New York City?


Early Voting Information

In-person early voting available? Yes
By mail early voting available? Yes

Primary Election:

Registered voters who cannot make it to the polls on Election Day because of occupation, business, studies, travel, imprisonment (other than a convicted felon), illness, disability and hospitalization or resident in a long term care facility, may vote by absentee ballot.  There are two options for New York City voters wishing to cast absentee ballots.

1. In Person (at your Board of Elections office in your borough)

You can vote early in person as soon as ballots are available (usually 32 days before an election) and through Election Day.  Just head down to your Board of Election Borough Office.  They are open Monday through Friday, and on the weekend prior to Election Day during the hours of 9:00AM to 5:00PM.

2. By mail

To vote by mail, you must submit a request for an Absentee Ballot. You can download an application here (or get one from the local elections office).  Your request must be postmarked seven (7) days before the election.  Your ballot will then be mailed to you.  Completed ballots must be postmarked by the day before Election Day and must reach the Board of Elections no more than seven (7) days after the election.


General Election:

Registered voters who cannot make it to the polls on Election Day because of occupation, business, studies, travel, imprisonment (other than a convicted felon), illness, disability and hospitalization or resident in a long term care facility, may vote by absentee ballot.  There are two options for New York City voters wishing to cast absentee ballots.

1. In Person (at your Board of Elections office in your borough)

You can vote early in person as soon as ballots are available (usually 32 days before an election) and through Election Day.  Just head down to your Board of Election Borough Office.  They are open Monday through Friday, and on the weekend prior to Election Day during the hours of 9:00AM to 5:00PM.

2. By mail

To vote by mail, you must submit a request for an Absentee Ballot. You can download an application here (or get one from the local elections office).  Your request must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 29th, 2013.  Your ballot will then be mailed to you.  Completed ballots must be postmarked by Monday, November 4th, 2013 and must reach the Board of Elections by Tuesday, November 12th, 2013.



Voting Hours on Election Day

The polls are open from:

6:00am to 9:00pm


Please contact your state election office for additional voting information, or click here to learn more about voting absentee in your state.

Where do I vote?


Find out at http://gis.nyc.gov/vote/ps/index.htm

What do you need to bring?

If this is your first time voting in New York, you may have to present ID before voting on Election Day. This is likely if you registered to vote by mail and did not provide proof of identification at the time of registration. Identification may include (but is not limited to):

  • A driver's license or department of motor vehicles non-driver photo ID card or other current and valid photo identification;
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter.

If you are not able to show one of these items to the poll officials, then you can only vote by affidavit ballot, unless a court order provides otherwise. 


For more information, contact your http://gis.nyc.gov/vote/ps/index.htm.

What's on my ballot?

For more information on all of the races happening in New York City in 2013, visit the Guide to NYC Elections site

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