Election Rules

Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline: April 3

Primary Election Date: April 28

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 9

ID Requirements for Voting: ID is only required for first time voters if no valid ID at the time of voter registration.

Early Voting: Early voting for the 2020 primary election will take place from April 18 – April 26. Early voting for the 2020 general election will take place from October 24 – November 1.

Absentee Voting: An excuse is required to request an absentee ballot. Voters can download the application online and must mail it to their county board of elections at least 7 days before the election or deliver it in person at least 1 day prior to the election. View the excuses and download the application here.

Gender Gaps in Representation

New York ranks 20th in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.

New York Congressional Delegation

New York State Legislature

Voter Turnout

New York had lower voter turnout than the United States overall for both men and women in the 2016 Elections.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size