Primary Elections - You can vote by Absentee Ballot, but must apply by June 16

Primary Elections - You can vote by Absentee Ballot, but must apply by June 16


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Tuesday, June 23, 2020


All primaries will take place on June 23. In New York State, you must be registered with a party to vote in that party's primary elections. There will be no Presidential primary for the Republican party, as President Donald Trump will be the only Republican presidential candidate. For the Democratic party, in our neighborhood, the only contest will be the Democratic Presidential Prinmary. Bernie Sanders has said that he will remain on the ballot.

Gov. Cuomo has issued an executive order that all Boards of Elections in the state should mail an absentee ballot application to all voters. Or you can download the application and mail it in now. You can decide later whether or not to use your absentee ballot, or go to the polling place in person. 

All New Yorkers will be able to vote by mail in the June 23 election, per an Executive Order from Governor Cuomo. Application for an absentee ballot from the NYC Board of Elections:

When you fill in your info, indicate "temporary illness" as the reason in question 1. (Cuomo's order expanded the definition to include the risk of contracting the coronavirus.) NOTE: You can indicate a date range for the temporary illness and can indicate a start date of 4/10/2020 (for example) and an end date of November 15 so that the absentee ballot application will also cover the general elections.


June 16   Deadline to mail in Absentee Ballot request, but earlier submission is recommended because large volumes are expected and the mails have been slow. The Addresses are on the form.   


November 3 GENERAL ELECTION (Early Voting from October 24-November 1)

Register online:
Important dates:

MAIL REGISTRATION Application must be postmarked no later than May 29, 2020 and received by a board of elections no later than June 3, 2020 to be eligible to vote in the Primary.

IN PERSON REGISTRATION 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 May 29, 2020.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS Notices of change of address from registered voters received by June 3, 2020 by a county board of elections must be processed and entered in the records in time for the Primary.

Visit the NYC Board of Elections website for further information and dates:


Who Should Attend

Open to all registered voters.


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