New York voter registration deadline is Aug. 19 for primary election – Metro US

New York voter registration deadline is Aug. 19 for primary election

With the state primary exactly one month away, you have only a few more days to beat the New York voter registration deadline to ensure your voice will be heard.

The state’s primary election will be held Thursday, Sept. 13, and the New York voter registration deadline is this Sunday.

To be able to vote in the primary, mail-in applications must be postmarked no later than Aug. 19 and received by the Board of Elections no later than Aug. 24, the agency said.

New Yorkers can register in-person at their local election board or at any agency that participates in the National Voter Registration Act, but the application must be received by Aug. 19.

To be eligible to vote in the New York primary on Sept. 13, registered voters must have their address changes submitted to the county board of elections by Aug. 24.

How to check your New York voter registration 

The primary is Sept. 13 — do you know the status of your New York voter registration? You might want to check because the deadline is right around the corner. (Edwin J. Torres/Mayoral Photo Office)

To see if you’re registered to vote ahead of the New York primary, you can visit voterlookup.elections.ny.gov and enter your name, date of birth, county and address.

Why should I care about my New York voter registration for the primary?

On Sept. 13, voters will decide between Democratic gubernatorial candidates Andrew Cuomo, who is seeking a third term as governor, and actress Cynthia Nixon. On the Republican ballot, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro is facing Pankaj Shah on the Republican ballot, according to BallotPedia.

To replace former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned in May, Leecia Eve, Letitia James, Sean Patrick Maloney and Zephyr Teachout are vying for the Democratic ticket, while Keith Wofford is running unopposed on the Republican side. Several others are seeking the office on third-party tickets as well.

All 63 state Senate seats are up for election this year, as are all 150 Assembly seats. 

What about New York voter registration for the general election?

The general election is Nov. 6, and deadline for registration is Oct. 12 for mail-in and in-person. Change of address forms must be received by Oct. 17.