Decision 2022 is here for New York voters, with candidates looking to inch closer to victory in primary races for governor, lieutenant governor, state Assembly and in the U.S. Senate, just the first such contests the Empire State will hold this summer.
New Yorkers get two primary elections this summer after redistricting shook up the state's electoral maps and pushed the primaries for Congress and state Senate back to August 23.
Primary voting for all other positions is Tuesday, June 28 (track live election results here once the polls close). The deadline to vote absentee already passed, which is a good opportunity to remind New Yorkers a new state law impacts voting in person.
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In previous years, voters who requested an absentee ballot could still show up to an in-person polling location and use a machine to vote. Now, voters who made such a request and show up to a polling location must complete an affidavit ballot.
Here are the key dates for this year's primaries:
- June 3: Last day to register to vote
- June 8: Last day to request a change of address
- June 13: Last day to request an absentee ballot
- June 18: Early voting opens
- June 26: Early voting closes
- June 28: Vote! Primaries for governor, lieutenant governor, state Assembly and in the U.S. Senate
- July 29: Last day to register to vote in August primary
- August 23: Vote! Primaries for Congress and state Senate
Voters should double-check their polling locations before heading to cast their ballots. Confirm your location here.