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Election Information

NY election dates and procedures have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is an updated list of election information.

June 23rd – Primary Elections
The Democratic Presidential Primary was rescheduled from April 28th. Other offices that will be on the ballot are Congressional and State Legislative primaries. As with all primaries, you must be enrolled in a party to vote in that party’s primary.

Jump to CSEA’s Primary Candidate Endorsements

Vote by Absentee Ballot
Every New Yorker eligible to vote in the June 23 primary elections has the option to vote via absentee ballot. The Board of Elections will mail an absentee ballot application and postage-paid return envelope to every registered voter.

Any eligible voter who wishes to vote via absentee ballot can utilize the absentee ballot application and check the box for “Temporary illness or physical disability.” The following deadlines apply for absentee ballots:

  • June 16 – last day to postmark applications for an absentee ballot
  • June 22 – last day to postmark ballot
  • June 23 – last day for an absentee ballot to be delivered in-person
  • June 30 – deadline for ballots to be received by your county board of elections by mail

Early Voting for Primary Election
Early Voting period for this election will be June 13 – June 21.

For information on where and when to early vote, find your county board of elections on this site

September 15th – Village and Special District Elections
These local elections were rescheduled from various dates. Elections on this day include village elections and any district or special district, including, but not limited to fire, library, sewer, or water, that conducts an election and/or budget.  Some library district elections will be held on June 9 if the election is managed by a school district.

November 3rd – General Election
Offices on the ballot: President, Congress, State Legislature, and some local offices.

Early Voting for General Election
Early Voting period for this election will be October 24th – November 1st.

For information on where and when to early vote, find your county board of elections on this site

Voter Registration
Are you registered to Vote?  Or need to update your address?

Register online!

The last day to register to vote for General Election is October 9th

CSEA Endorsements
CSEA has a member-driven endorsement process.  Members take very seriously their responsibility to properly vet and screen each candidate seeking a CSEA endorsement.  We do not make endorsements based on party, but rather on who will best represent the interests of CSEA members and protect the services members provide.   

2020 Primary Endorsements

Region 1

Congressional District 3
Tom Suozzi

Region 2

Congressional District 6
Grace Meng

Congressional District 7
Nydia Velazquez

Congressional District 8
Hakeem Jeffries

Congressional District 9
Yvette Clarke

Congressional District 10
Jerrold Nadler

Congressional District 12
Carolyn Maloney

Congressional District 13
Adriano Espaillat

Senate District 12
Michael Gianaris

Senate District 23
Diane Savino 

Senate District 27
Brad Hoylman

Senate District 31
Robert Jackson 

Senate District 32
Luis Sepulveda

Assembly District 35
Jeffrion Aubry

Assembly District 36
Aravella Simotas

Assembly District 37
Catherine Nolan

Assembly District 43
Diana Richardson

Assembly District 50
Joseph Lentol 

Assembly District 51
Felix Ortiz

Assembly District 65
Yuh-Line Niou

Assembly District 68
Robert Rodriguez

Assembly District 73
Dan Quart

Assembly District 78
Jose Rivera

Assembly District 81
Jeffrey Dinowitz

Assembly District 82
Michael Benedetto

Region 3

Congressional District 16
Eliot Engel

Assembly District 91
Steven Otis

Assembly District 92
Thomas Abinanti

 Region 6

Congressional District 25
Joseph Morelle 

Assembly District 138
Harry Bronson

Monroe County Clerk
Jamie Romeo