The August primary has arrived, with early voting kicking off Saturday, Aug. 13 and running every day until Sunday, Aug. 21.

Anyone eligible to vote can early vote, though a voter’s early voting polling place may be different from the one assigned to them on Aug. 23, the day of the primary and the final day of voting.

For early voting times and locations, visit the New York City’s Board of Elections website at

New Yorkers will head to the polls Saturday to vote in the Democratic or Republican primaries for Congress and state Senate.

The primaries were scheduled for August, after a court-ordered redo of the state’s redistricting process forced the state to push back Congressional and state Senate elections by two months.

Am I eligible to vote in the Aug. 23 primary? What do I need to vote? Can I take time off work to vote? Can I bring my dog to a polling station? For answers to these questions and more, read NY1’s What you need to know before you vote FAQ.