NEW YORK — The first of two primaries is just days away and New York voters are facing multiple elections this year thanks to a confusing and drawn-out redistricting process that flipped the Empire State’s election calendar on its head.
Here’s what you need to know:
Early voting started Saturday and runs through Sunday, June 26. Primary day is June 28.
If in New York City, you can find your poll site at findmypollsite.vote.nyc.
—Sunday, June 19: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
—Monday, June 20: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
—Tuesday, June 21: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
—Wednesday: June 22: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
—Thursday, June 23: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
—Friday, June 24: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
—Saturday, June 25: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
—Sunday, June 26: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
—Election Day: Tuesday, June 28: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
What offices are up for election?
The first primary for Assembly and statewide offices — including races for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller and U.S. Senate — will take place on June 28 with early voting now underway.
Who are the candidates for governor?
—New York Gov. Kathy Hochul
—New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
—Rep. Tom Suozzi, D-N.Y.
—Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y.
Who are the candidates for lieutenant governor?
—New York Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado
—Ana Maria Archila
Attorney General candidates: Attorney General Letitia James (D) vs Michael Henry (R)
Comptroller candidates: Comptroller Tom DiNapoli (D) vs. Paul Rodriguez (R)
U.S. Senate candidates: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D) vs. Joseph Pinion (R)
New York State Assembly candidates: There are 150 races to choose from. To find your local representative, go to www.elections.ny.gov/district-map.html.
Who can vote?
New Yorkers registered with either the Republican or Democratic parties can head to the polls in the coming days to pick their preferred candidates for statewide races, Assembly contests, judges and other local elected positions including district leaders. Voters must have registered with a party in-person or online before June 3 to be eligible.
When is early voting and how does it work?
To vote early in New York City, voters can find their polling places and the hours they’re open at the city Board of Elections website. Hours will vary day-to-day, so it’s probably best to plan accordingly.
Early voting polling sites may also differ from where a voter usually casts a ballot so be sure to double-check the BOE site.
The simplest way to determine your early voting site is to input your address directly: https://findmypollsite.vote.nyc/.
There will be 140 early voting sites set up across the five boroughs.
Gov. Hochul signed two bills in December that increased the mandated number of early voting sites and required absentee ballots to be counted in time for unofficial results to be known on election night.
What about mail-in ballots?
The deadline to request an absentee ballot, however, has already passed. Voters who applied for an absentee but decide to vote in person must complete an affidavit ballot if they show up at a polling site, a change from past years.
Do I need to show ID?
If you are registered to vote and provided ID when you registered, you do not need to show any documentation when you go to vote. If you did not provide ID when you first registered, you can still vote using an affidavit ballot at a polling location.
What about ranked-choice?
Those heading to the polls don’t have to worry about putting candidates in order of preference since ranked-choice voting only applies to local city elections.
Can I compare and contrast the gubernatorial candidates?
Yes by using our interactive tool below, you can select up to three candidates and five issues to see where they stand on public policies.