State Background Info:
  Upcoming SoS Elections:

New York Electoral Situation
Absentee ballots require an excuse: yes

Early voting: no

Felons: The State of New York prohibits felons currently in prison or on parole from voting. Once an individual has completed their sentence, their right to vote is automatically restored.

ID Laws: First-time voters who register by mail and do not provide ID verification with registration application need: current and valid photo identification including but not limited to: Driver’s license; Passport; National identity card; Military ID card; Employee ID card; Student ID card; State ID card; Public housing ID card. ID specified by the statute as acceptable: Utility bill; Bank statement; Paycheck; Government check (e.g. Social Security, tax refund). Other government documents with name and address of voter including but not limited to: Voter registration card; Property tax receipt; Hunting/fishing license; Gun permit.

Mandatory poll worker/election official training: no

Paper trail: no

Provisional ballot validity determined by jurisdiction of voter, not precinct: no

Registration deadline: Register 28 days before the election.

Uniform voting system: no