Vote for Phara

There are three ways to vote in this upcoming primary: voting by mail, early voting, and day-of voting. You can:

  • Vote on the day of the election at your polling place
  • Vote early at your early voting polling place
  • Vote via your absentee ballot (which you can request at


You can vote on Election Day, June 2022 (exact date TBA). Polls are open 6 a.m.–9 p.m. on Election Day. Find your polling site and its hours at


New Yorkers can now vote for several days leading up to Election Day at designated early voting sites. Note that your early voting site and hours will likely differ from your Election Day site and hours. Early voting is a great way to cast your vote while maintaining social distancing guidelines and keeping crowds to a minimum.

Find your polling site and its hours at


Request an absentee ballot online or download, print, and mail, email, or fax your request ASAP. We recommend requesting an absentee ballot ASAP if you must vote this way, because the postal service and the Board of Elections can be slow. Complete your ballot with a blue or black pen to fill in the ovals as neatly and completely as possible, leaving no stray marks on the page. Place your ballot in the ballot envelope. Sign and date the back of your ballot envelope by the red X, then place your ballot envelope in the return envelope with the barcode.

Return your completed ballot ASAP. If you return by mail, it must be postmarked by Election Day, and you will need to use two first-class stamps. You can also drop your ballot in a ballot box at any poll site or Board of Elections office by 9 p.m. on Election Day. You do not need postage if you are dropping off your ballot.


You are eligible to vote in the Democratic Primary if you are at least 18 years old, a US citizen, and have registered as a Democrat by May 28, 2021. In New York State, formerly incarcerated people have the right to vote! Check to confirm that you’re registered to vote.

If you are not yet registered to vote, or have a party affiliation other than Democrat, you should register as soon as possible. Register to vote, update your address, or change your party affiliation here.

If you have recently moved within New York State and are still registered to vote at your old address, you may vote by affidavit ballot. Just go to the polling place for your current address, double-check once you arrive that you’re not on the voter rolls there, ask for an affidavit ballot, and fill it in completely and legibly with your current address. Write as neatly as you possibly can. Affidavit ballots often get discounted, though, which is why it’s important to keep your registration updated.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I get my ballot and I want to vote in person? You’re in luck! If you receive an absentee ballot but would like to vote in person instead, you can still go to the polls on Election Day or during early voting and vote in person. You do not need to bring in your absentee ballot but can if you ould like!

What if I never receive my absentee ballot?  If you apply for an absentee ballot but it does not arrive in the mail, you can vote in person on Election Day! You do not need to bring in proof of filling out the application.

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