New York is no Iowa — or New Hampshire or South Carolina, for that matter —but its delegates still count.
The state is scheduled to hold its presidential primary for both the Republican and Democratic parties next month.
Voters can head to the polls starting from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 in all of New York City, and the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Erie. In all other counties, polls open at 12 p.m. and close at 9 p.m.
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To find your nearest polling location in New York City, visit http://vote.nyc.ny.us or https://voterlookup.elections.state.ny.us/votersearch.aspx for the whole state.
New York’s primary is closed, meaning that voters who are registered to the party holding the primary can only vote in that one. But no fear, there is still time to register before the March 25 deadline.
According to this guide from the governor’s office, potential voters can register to vote using the automated online system, MyDMV:
Following a few simple steps, New Yorkers can easily sign up for a secure MyDMV account and register to vote or access a variety of other services like updating party enrollment or a home address. To create an account, individuals must use their New York State driver license, permit or non-driver ID, last four digits of their Social Security Number, and the ZIP code currently listed on their driver license, permit or non-driver ID record. Upon completion, DMV sends the voter registration applications to the County Board of Elections for action. New Yorkers can use the New York State Board of Elections' website to check their voter registration status.
For more ways to register, visit www.elections.ny.gov/VotingRegister.html.
To register to vote, a New Yorker must:
· Be a United States citizen.
· Be 18 years old by Dec. 31 of the year in which you submit the form (note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote).
· Live at your present address at least 30 days before an election.
· Not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction.
· Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court.
· Not claim the right to vote elsewhere.