State and local Primary deadlines approaching

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New York’s state and local primaries are fast-approaching and so are their respective voter registration deadlines.

For mail registrations, applications must be postmarked no later than this Sunday, Aug. 19, and received by the Board of Elections no later than Friday, Aug. 24, to be eligible to vote in the primary.

In order to meet the deadline for in-person registration, applicants may register at their local Board of Elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act on any business day throughout the year. However, to be eligible to vote in the state and local primaries, applications must be received no later than Aug. 19.

Here are some important deadlines to note leading up to the primary:

  • Sunday, Aug. 19 — deadline to register to vote in primaries;
  • Friday, Aug. 24 — deadline to change address;
  • Thursday, Sept. 6 — deadline to apply by mail for absentee ballot;
  • Wednesday, Sept. 12 — deadline to submit absentee ballot; and
  • Thursday, Sept. 13 — Primary Day.

To learn more, visit the Board of Elections website.



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