New York City and State have quite a few elections coming up this year. Here’s a short breakdown of all the dates and tidbits voters will likely need to know as we head to the polls.
The governor, lieutenant governor, state assembly, and judicial primaries will be on June 28. Due to a legal back and forth on redistricting maps, or the process of creating voting lines, the congress and state senate primaries will be on a separate day on Aug. 23. The general election is still being held Nov. 8.
So far Gov. Kathy Hochul is up against Democrats Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi while still facing notable Republican candidates, such as Andrew Giuliani and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin.
Hochul’s chosen replacement running mate, U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, is safely on the ballot. The state legislature passed a new law to remove former Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin after being arrested for alleged campaign fraud. Delgado will face candidates Diana Reyna and Ana Archila in the primaries.
There are several state assembly candidates newly elected in a special election to replace someone who left office, such as Assemblymembers Eddie Gibbs, Monique Waterman, Cordelle Cleare and Brian Cunnigham. Or there are incumbents running to keep their seats, such as assembly members Clyde Vanel, Phara Souffrant Forrest, Inez Dickens, Vivian E. Cook, and Mathylde Frontus.
A huge thing to keep in mind when heading to the polls multiple times this year is that redistricting might have moved around who you can vote for in the state assembly, congress, and state senate. If you’re not super sure where you fall on the new redistricting maps for your neighborhood, check out vote.nyc/page/nyc-district-maps.
The deadline to register to vote in person in the primaries is June 3, and the last day to postmark an registration application is June 8. The deadline to register to vote in person in the general election is Oct. 14, and the last day to postmark an registration application is Oct. 19.
In order to register to vote in the city, you must be a resident for the last month, at least 18 years old, have citizenship, and not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction.
Early voting for the June primaries starts on June 18 to June 26. Early voting hours include:
Saturday June 18, 2022 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday June 19, 2022 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday June 20, 2022 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday June 21, 2022 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday June 22, 2022 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday June 23, 2022 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday June 24, 2022 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday June 25, 2022 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday June 26, 2022 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Early voting for the August primaries is from Aug. 13 to Aug. 21. Hours to be announced.
Go to findmypollsite.vote.nyc/ to find your polling place.
Ariama C. Long is a Report for America corps member and writes about culture and politics in New York City for The Amsterdam News. Your donation to match our RFA grant helps keep her writing stories like this one; please consider making a tax-deductible gift of any amount by visiting: https://tinyurl.com/fcszwj8w