Voting & Election Information in New York State

General Election - November 8, 2022

  • Oct. 14 - last day to postmark voter registration form, or register in person at a BOE office
  • Oct. 24 - last day to apply for absentee ballot using online portal
  • Oct. 24 - last day to postmark application or letter of application for absentee ballot
  • Oct. 29 - Nov 6 early voting is available
  • Nov. 7 - last day to apply in person for absentee ballot
  • Nov. 8 - last day to postmark absentee ballot; must be received by the county BOE no later than Nov 15th
  • Nov. 8 - last day to deliver absentee ballot in person to your county BOE or to poll site by close of polls

For whom/what will I be voting on in the 2022 election?

  • Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and Comptroller
  • US Senate (one seat)
  • All members of the United States House of Representatives
  • All NY State Assembly Members
  • All NY State Senators
  • Some village, town, county, special districts

New York State Environmental Bond Act is Proposal Number One on your Ballot on Election Day
"To address and combat the impact of climate change and damage to the environment, the "Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022" authorizes the sale of state bonds up to four billion two hundred million dollars to fund environmental protection, natural restoration, resiliency, and clean energy projects. Shall the Environmental Bond Act of 2022 be approved?"

Who can vote? To vote you must:

  • be a United States citizen
  • be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote (16 and 17 year olds may pre-register)
  • live at your present address at least 30 days before an election
  • not be currently incarcerated for a felony conviction
  • not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court • not claim the right to vote elsewhere
  • be registered to vote

How do I register?

How do I make sure I am registered to vote?

Where do I vote?

  • Check postcard sent by county BOE prior to election with polling site location, dates of election and more
  • Visit Voter Registration Search page on the NYS Board of Elections website
  • Call the Suffolk County Board of Elections 631 852-4500

Three ways to vote

  • Vote in person on primary or election day at assigned polling place
  • Submit absentee ballot application and vote by absentee ballot. If you apply for an absentee ballot and decide to vote in person, in-person vote will be by affidavit ballot.
  • Vote early in person during nine days leading up to election days

How do I vote by absentee ballot?

  • Meet one of the qualifications:
    1. Absent from your county or, if a resident of New York City absent from the five boroughs, on Election Day
    2. Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability (temporary illness includes being unable to appear due to risk of contracting or spreading a communicable disease like COVID-19)
    3. Unable to appear because you are the primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled
    4. A resident or patient of a Veterans Health Administration Hospital
    5. Detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony
  • Complete and mail absentee ballot application to your county BOE office AbsenteeBallot-English.pdf • Return completed absentee ballot once received

Do I need identification to vote?

  • NO! Your signature is your identification to vote
  • You may be asked for identification if it is the first time you are voting in person and registered by mail.


Published by on October 04, 2022
Last Modified December 04, 2022