Voters will have to apply for registration by today, Aug. 16, to vote in primary elections this year.
The state’s primary is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 10.
“As we approach another election season, I encourage New Yorkers to make sure they are registered to vote to cast their ballot in September,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement earlier this month.
The general election will be held on Nov. 5.
In order to vote in a primary, voters must be enrolled in a political party. New York does not have open primaries; only those registered with a party are allowed to vote in that organization’s primary.
For absentee voters, the last day to apply for a primary ballot in person is Sept. 9, while applications by mail have to be postmarked by Sept. 3. The actual absentee ballot must be sent in by Sept. 9, or delivered in person to the county board of elections Sept. 10.
To apply to register to vote, visit the state Department of Motor Vehicles website, or contact your county board of elections.