Want to vote in the 2020 NY primary election? Here’s what you...

Want to vote in the 2020 NY primary election? Here’s what you need to know

New Yorkers who want to vote in the state’s June 23 primary election had until Friday (May 29) to register online, in person at a local board of elections, or by mailing in a voter registration form.

The deadline affects only those who are not already registered to vote in New York state and want to vote next month.


In Person Voting:

Polling sites will be open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 23 for New Yorkers who want to vote in person. 

To find your voting location June 23, 2020 Click below:



Early Voting:

Starting October 26, 2019 all active registered voters in Erie County are eligible to cast an early voting ballot. Registered voters will be able to cast their ballot at any of the thirty-seven (37) designated early voting locations. Erie County’s Election Inspectors will now use Electronic Poll Books and Ballot-on-Demand systems to facilitate early voting. Any ballots cast on election day must be cast at the voter’s district polling location designated by the Erie County Board of Elections as noted by the voter registration card mailed to the voter or found here.

For Early Voting Locations Saturday,  June 13, 2020 – Sunday, June 21, 2020 Click Link: https://elections.erie.gov/Early-Voting

Political parties will hold primary elections for members of Congress and for the state Assembly and Senate on June 23. It’s also the date for the postponed New York Democratic presidential primary election

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order allowing all New Yorkers to vote by mail next month because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Robert Quintana is running for Assembly District 149 in Buffalo. A former City Councilman, Businessman, Police officer and former National spokesmen for United Way , Quintana is running for the nomination against two other candidates, Adam Bojak and Jonathan Rivera. The current incumbent, Democrat Sean Ryan, is running for state Senate in District 60.

The Conservative, Independence and SAM Party also will hold primary elections across the state.

How do I apply for an absentee ballot?

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, applications for absentee ballots will be mailed automatically to all New Yorkers registered in a political party holding a primary election in their election district.

Absentee ballot applications include prepaid postage to send the application back. The deadline to postmark an application is June 16.

Returned ballots must be postmarked by June 23 and received by June 30.

When will polling sites open?

Polling sites will be open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 23 for New Yorkers who want to vote in person. Polls also will open daily from June 13 through June 23 for early voting. Hours and the number of early-voting locations will vary by county. Check with your county Board of Elections for hours and locations.