New York City – The primary election being held today Tuesday, Sept. 9, with polls open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Only registered voters who have registered in a party at least 25 days before the election can vote. If you have moved within your election district, you can still vote. But if you moved to another election district you must have notified the Board of Elections of your new residence – unless you moved within 20 days of the election. Then you can still vote in your old district.
Gotham Gazette has the most comprehensive guide to all the contested primaries in the city.
In primary elections in New York people can vote only in the party in which they are registered.
You should have received a notice in the mail telling you where to vote, or you can go to the Board of Election’s poll site locator or call 1 866.VOTE-NYC. This number can provide you with other information as well, such as registration deadlines.
On its Web site, the Board of Elections also has instructions for how to work the voting machine.
If you cannot get to the polls, you can vote by absentee ballot.
Absentee ballot applications can be obtained calling the Board of Elections at 1-866-VOTE-NYC, e-mailing a request to firstname.lastname@example.org, or downloading one from the board’s Web site.
To cast your vote, you can deliver the ballot to the board’s office in your borough or mail it to the borough office. To be counted, an absentee ballot must be postmarked by the day before Election Day — in this case Sept. 8 — and must reach the Board of Elections no more than seven days after the election.
If the deadline for requesting an absentee ballot by mail has passed and you cannot appear at the polls on Election Day because of an accident or sudden illness, you may send a representative with an authorized letter to receive an absentee ballot application and absentee ballot and return both to the Board of Elections by 9 p.m. on Election Day at your borough office.