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Voting and Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for NYC Voters

Protect your health, and the health of our democracy. Make sure your voice is heard in upcoming elections!

Last updated: April 8, 2020 at 4:15 PM

All elections previously scheduled for March and April have been postponed to June 23, and all voters will be eligible to vote in the election by absentee ballot. Sign up to receive email and text message updates at nycvotes.nyccfb.info/vote_smart, or text VOTESMART to 917-979-6377.

We know that New Yorkers are concerned about the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and we want to make sure that you have the information you need to vote safely in upcoming elections. This page is being updated as additional information becomes available.

As of March 30, all spring elections have been rescheduled to Tuesday, June 23. This includes the Special Election for Queens Borough President; the Presidential Primary; and special elections for Council District 37 (CD37) and Assembly District 31 (AD31).

Whether you are ill, in self-quarantine, or simply want to limit your exposure to crowds, there are options available to stay involved while taking care of yourself. 

Vote by mail, by requesting an absentee ballot

As of April 8, anyone registered to vote in NYC can cast their ballot in the June 23 election by mail, by requesting and submitting an absentee ballot. At this time, voters must request an absentee ballot by printing, completing, and mailing in the form below by June 16; voters should indicate that the reason is “temporary illness” (the definition of which has been expanded to cover the risk of contracting the coronavirus). Visit our How to Vote page and click “Vote Absentee” for more details on absentee voting.

Request deadline for June 23 Primary & Special Elections: June 16

Print-at-home absentee ballot request forms:

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Vote early!
All registered voters can participate in early voting, which starts 10 days before Election Day. Benefits include shorter wait times and less crowding at the polls.

Early Voting for June 23 Primary & Special Elections: June 13 - 21

Find your early voting location

Follow public health advice
The Board of Elections is working to make sure that polling sites are clean and safe. The CDC has also issued guidelines for election polling locations. But your health is in your hands, too: washing or using hand sanitizer after touching surfaces in public spaces (including voting machines) is a smart way to stay healthy, whenever you vote. Visit www.nyc.gov/coronavirus for more information on prevention and ways to stay healthy.

Need more information on upcoming elections? Visit Voting.NYC and read the Voter Guide for profiles of the candidates. This page will be updated as new information becomes available. Check the top of the page for the date and timestamp for the last update. For the health and safety of our staff and visitors, the Campaign Finance Board is currently providing all services remotely; visit our Contact Us page for details.

Visit www.nyc.gov/coronavirus for complete information on the virus, the city’s response, and how you can help stop the spread of coronavirus.