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Voter Registration Deadlines at the New York State Board of Elections

Erie County Board of Elections

Niagara County Board of Elections

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For more general information on voting, see our Voter Registration FAQ or the State League's Voting Information page.

LWVBN: Covid-19 Information for Voters

For more general information on voting, see our Voter Registration FAQ

In-person League meetings are postponed for the duration.

This includes voter registration drives.

If you need to register to vote and have legal paper (8.5×14 inches), you can download and print a voter registration form to mail to your local Board of Elections in English and in Spanish.

If you do not have legal-sized paper, you can print the voter registration form on letter-sized paper (8.5×11 inch). You must set your printer to “Fit to Page” or 75% of original size.

You can request a New York State Voter Registration form from the New York State Board of Elections by filling in this online form or by calling their 1-800-FOR-VOTE hotline.

The deadline to register to vote in the June 23 primary and special elections is Friday, May 29, 2020.

POSTPONED: Wednesday, April 15

Tax day in New York State has been postponed to July 15

POSTPONED: Tuesday, April 28

The Presidential Primary in New York State has been postponed to June 23, as has the 27th District Special Election.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Deadline for In-Person Registration or Mail Registration for the June 23 Primaries and other June 23 races. Don't wait until the last minute!

June 3, 2020

Last day for your County Board of Elections to receive a notice of change of address in time for the June 23 elections. Don't wait until the last minute!

POSTPONED: Tuesday, June 9

The BMHA Resident Commissioner Election has been postponed to September 8, 2020.

Thursday, June 16

Last day to postmark an application or letter of application by mail for an absentee ballot. Download and print an Absentee Ballot Application in English or in Spanish.

Monday, June 22

Last day to apply IN-PERSON for absentee ballot; Last day to postmark absentee ballot (if mailed, it must be received by the local board of elections no later than June 30th).

Tuesday, June 23

The Presidential Primary Election in NYS has been postponed to June 23 -- the same date as the Congressional and State Legislature Primary. All New York voters may vote by mail in this election, using "Covid-19" as their reason for requesting an absentee ballot.
Tuesday, June 23 is also the last day to deliver an absentee ballot IN-PERSON to the local board of elections (by someone other than the voter).
It is unclear at this time if the June 23 election will be preceded by ten days of early voting.

Wednesday, July 15

New York State taxes due (postponed from April 15).

Saturday, August 15

Deadline to file your Census information online. As of April 8, Erie County had the highest response in NY State at 49% -- let's push that higher! Niagara County, we dare you to match it.
It takes just a few minutes, and one person from your household can provide the information for everyone who was living at your address on April 1, 2020. learn more.

You can also respond to the census by mail, or by phone at 844-330-2020.

Tuesday, September 8

The BMHA Resident Commissioner Election has been postponed to September 8,2020.

Friday, October 9

Last day to postmark mail-in voter registration forms for the General Election (must be received by your County Board of Elections no later than October 14).

Saturday, October 10

Last day to deliver in-person voter registration forms for the General Election

Wednesday, October 14

Last day for your County Board of Elections to receive a notice of change of address before the General Election. Don't wait until the last minute!

Saturday, October 24

Last day to register in-person voter registration forms for the General Election if and only if you were honorably discharged from the US Military or became a naturalized US Citizen after October 10, 2020.

Tuesday, October 27

Last day to postmark an absentee ballot application before the November 3 General Election.

Monday, November 2

Last day to apply IN-PERSON for absentee ballot.
Last day to postmark absentee ballot (must be received by the local board of elections no later than Nov. 10th).
Military Voter Ballots sent by this day must be received no later than Nov. 16th.

Tuesday, November 3

Last day to deliver absentee ballot IN-PERSON to the local board of elections (by someone other than the voter).

The League office is (physically) closed at this time

We are working remotely and can be reached by telephone or email.

FOR MORE GENERAL INFORMATION ON VOTING:
see our Voter Registration FAQ