What you need to know

Our future is on the ballot, NYC. Your vote in the August 23 primary election will decide each party’s nominees for the U.S. House of Representatives and New York State Senate.

There are three ways to cast your ballot:

Early Voting

Don’t wait until Election Day! You can vote early in person starting on August 13. Learn more about early voting.
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Vote by Mail

All NYC voters can vote by mail by requesting an absentee ballot.Learn more about voting by mail

Election Day

Polls are open on Election Day from 6am-9pm.Learn more about election day

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Where to Vote

Visit the Board of Elections website to find out where you can vote!

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Top FAQs

What’s on the ballot?

There is a primary election for the U.S. House of Representatives and New York State Senate on August 23. Meet the candidates.

Who is eligible to vote in a primary election?

Only registered members of a political party can vote in a primary election in New York State. This is known as a “Closed Primary.” You can select your party affiliation when you register to vote. Independent or unaffiliated voters are excluded from participating in a primary election.

What support is available for voters with disabilities?

Voters with disabilities can access the ballot in different ways, and can use Ballot Marking Devices at their poll site. These devices offer four ways to mark your ballot. Accessible absentee ballots are also available from the NYC Board of Elections. Lastly, you have the right to bring someone to help you vote or to ask a poll worker for help! Learn more about accessibility.

Key Dates

  • Early Voting

    Sat, August 13, 2022 - Sun, August 21, 2022
  • Primary Election Day

    Tue, August 23, 2022
  • Deadline to return absentee ballot

    Tue, August 23, 2022