There is an election deadline approaching quickly for New Yorkers: the deadline for a registered voter to change their party registration.

Midnight on Friday is the cutoff for the Board of Elections to receive an application for a voter to change their party registration.

Thursday, February 13, is the deadline if you want to change your party enrollment online.


So if a New Yorker wants to change their party before they cast their ballot in the April 28 presidential primary or the June 23 congressional primaries, they will need to do so before the deadline.


Find out if you're registered to vote, or find out if you are registered with a party:

Change your party designation, if you have a New York state ID, such as a driver's license, through the DMV website:


Fill out a form to deliver to your local Board of Elections office in person. Board of Elections offices are located in each borough.


How do I register to vote in New York State?

  • You can register in person at your county Board of Elections. There is one in each borough – The Bronx, New York (Manhattan), Richmond (Staten Island), Queens, and Kings (Brooklyn).
  • You can also apply to register to vote at a host of New York state agency offices. See a full list.
  • You can request that a voter registration application form be mailed to you on the state Board of Elections website, or you can call 1-800-FOR-VOTE.
    - You can submit that voter application form to your local DMV. You can also register to vote on the DMV website if you already have a DMV-issued ID, such as a driver's license.
  • The state Board of Elections website makes a registration form available on its website. It can be either filled out on a computer and then printed out, or it can be printed and filled out by hand. Once filled out, it must be mailed to your county Board of Elections.
  • City residents can also email their mailing address to or call 1-866-VOTE-NYC to request a mail registration application.

New York City residents can learn more about registering to vote or how to update their registration at the Board of Elections website.


April 28:

Presidential primary. All registered voters in New York can vote in their party's primary on this date.

June 23:

Primary for all New York seats in the U.S. House of Representatives

Primary for all seats in the New York state legislature and New York state Senate

Primary for Queens borough president, for the remainder of Melinda Katz's term. NOTE: Only for registered voters in Queens.

Primary for the 37th City Council District in Brooklyn. NOTE: Only for registered voters living in the district.


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