New York State Voter Registration Deadlines/Absentee Voting

By Southold | News


The Democratic Presidential Primary has been rescheduled from April 28th to June 23rd by Executive Order of the Governor. 

Registration applications must be postmarked no later than May 29, 2020 and received by a board of elections no later than June 3, 2020 to be eligible to vote in the Primary.

Registration Application


You may register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year but, to be eligible to vote in the State and Local Primary, your application must be received no later than May 29, 2020.


Notices of change of address from registered voters received by June 3, 2020 by a county board of elections must be processed and entered in the records in time for the Primary.

Absentee Voting for June 23, 2020 Primary Vote

**Pursuant to Executive Order 202.15 issued April 9, 2020, voters may request and vote via an absentee ballot for any election held on or before June 23, 2020 due to the potential to contract the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). To request an absentee ballot, voters may fill out an absentee ballot application and check “temporary illness or physical disability” as the reason they are requesting an absentee ballot. 

A voter may request an absentee ballot as follows:

Applications for Absentee Ballots are available at your county board of elections. You may also download a PDF version of the New York State Absentee Ballot Application Form:

You may also request an Absentee Ballot by sending a letter to your county board of elections. The letter must be received by your county board no later than seven days before the election. The letter must contain the following information:

  • Your name and date of birth
  • The address where you are registered
  • An address where the ballot is to be sent
  • The reason for the request
  • The letter may be sent via mail, email or fax.

Suffolk County Board of Elections
Yaphank Ave.
PO Box 700
Yaphank, NY  11980-0700