New York’s Primary Election


Governor Cuomo has issued a series of Executive Orders regarding elections including the upcoming Primary Election on June 23rd in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what you need to be aware of as you prepare for voting.


All eligible voters will automatically be mailed an absentee ballot application (with a postage paid return option) for a primary or special election to be held on June 23. It’s important to note voting by absentee ballot is a two-step process that includes an absentee ballot application and the completion of the absentee ballot, itself:


  • Step One: Once a voter completes and mails the absentee ballot application to their local Board of Elections, the Board will then send the voter the actual ballot.

  • Step Two: The voter will then complete the absentee ballot, casting their vote, and send the completed and signed ballot back to the local Board of Elections. 


Voters may also request absentee ballots via telephone, internet or electronically.


For more information regarding voting by absentee ballot, click here.




On June 23rd, individuals seeking election to or re-election to the State Assembly and State Senate will be on ballots in districts where a Primary election is being held.


Certain Special Elections that had been scheduled for June 23rd have been cancelled and those will be held in the November General Election. Special Elections include the State Senate District 50, Assembly Districts 12, 31 and 136, Queens Borough President and NYC Council District 37. 


Information on voting for individuals in the Military and Overseas voting can be accessed here.


To learn more about local polling places and county Boards of Elections, click here.




Voter Registration Cut Off Dates

The last day to register to vote, by mail, is Friday, May 29th.


Individuals may register to vote by visiting the local Board of Elections Office no later than Saturday, June 13th


For more information and to obtain a voter registration form, click here.


Absentee Ballots

The last day to postmark an absentee ballot application is Monday, June 22nd.


The last day to postmark an absentee ballot return is Tuesday, June 23rd.


Individuals may hand deliver an absentee ballot in person to the local Board of Elections no later than Tuesday, June 30th.


Early Voting Dates

Polls will be open in certain polling places to allow for early voting. 

Early voting begins on Saturday, June 13th through Sunday, June 21st.


Polling Hours

Polls will be open on Primary Day, Tuesday, June 23rd from 6:00 AM-9:00 PM.