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The federal Presidential Primary was postponed and rescheduled to be held on: June 23, 2020 (See EO 202.12 below). Executive Order 202.15 Executive Order 202.15 allows voters who are affected by COVID-19 pandemic and wish to apply to vote by absentee ballot to utilize the absentee ballot application ( 484KB) […]

The federal Presidential Primary was postponed and rescheduled to be held on:
June 23, 2020 (See EO 202.12 below).

Executive Order 202.15

Executive Order 202.15 allows voters who are affected by COVID-19 pandemic and wish to apply to vote by absentee ballot to utilize the absentee ballot application ( 484KB) and check the box for “Temporary illness or physical disability” with no requirement for in-person signature or appearance to be able to access an absentee ballot. The Order contains no change in the application deadlines. Applications for absentee ballots may be made by mail, email, fax or in person.

Delivery of absentee ballots to voters still remains the same – via mail or in person. There is no change in the return methods: mail or in person. Applications for elections conducted after June 23rd revert back to the original process, unless further modified by an executive order or by law.

The link for the Executive 202.15 is: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-20215-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency

Executive Orders 202.12 and 202.13

Executive Orders 202.12 and 202.13 have modified the Election Law by:

  • Postponing and rescheduling the federal Presidential Primary from April 28, 2020 to June 23, 2020;
  • Postponing and rescheduling the special elections in the 27th CD, 50th SD, 12th AD, 31st AD and 136th AD from April 28,2020 to June 23, 2020; and
  • Beginning March 31, 2020, postponing the circulation and filing of all independent nominating petitions;
  • modifying the annual mail check requirements.

The link for the Executive 202.12 is: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-20212-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency

The link for the Executive 202.13 is: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-20213-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency

Attention Petition Filers:

DEADLINE TO FILE ELECTION LAW § 16-102 COURT CHALLENGES TO PETITIONS FOR JUNE PRIMARY IS APRIL 3, 2020.

It is our opinion that the deadline to file and serve an Election Law proceeding in Supreme Court related to the June 23, 2020 Primary (Election Law § 16-102) is April 3, 2020 ( 99.2KB).

Chapter 24 of the Laws of 2020

Chapter 24 of the laws of 2020, signed on March 18, 2020, set the dates for filing designating petitions to be from March 17, 2020 through March 20, 2020.

Executive Order 202.2

Executive Order 202.2 has modified the Election Law by:

  • Setting the last day to collect a signature for a designating petition to be 5 pm on March 17, 2020;
  • Reduced the signature requirement to be 1.5% of the active enrolled voters of the political party in the political unit or 30% of set State signature thresholds;
  • Reduced signature requirements for party position, as noted above; and
  • Postponed March village elections statewide.

The link for the new 2020 political calendar reflecting changes: https://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/law/2020PoliticalCalendar_Rev0319.pdf ( 239KB)

The link for the Executive order is: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2022-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency

Please continue to check this website for updates.

Upcoming Elections

CHANGED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 202.12 – June 23, 2020 – Presidential Primary and special elections in the 27th CD, 50th SD, 12th AD, 31st AD and the 136th AD.
The Early Voting period for the Presidential Primary and these special elections will be June 13, 2020 – June 21, 2020.

June 23, 2020 – State and Federal Primary Elections.
The Early Voting period for State and Federal June 23rd Primary will be June 13, 2020 – June 21, 2020.

November 3, 2020 – General Election day.
The Early Voting period for the November General Election will be October 24, 2020- November 1, 2020.

Voter Information

Proposed Regulation For Comment:

Part 6200.2 – Relative to Time For Filing Statements ( 77.7KB)

Comments can be sent to comments@elections.ny.gov

Calendar of Events

April 2020




Date Event Additional Information
4/20
1:00 PM
Ballot Drawing for Candidate Ballot Placement Due to the coranvirus distancing requirements, the ballot drawing for candidate placement scheduled to take place on April 20, 2020 at 1:00 PM will now be conducted remotely at the same date and time.
Ballot Drawing Webcast Link
4/27
12:00 PM
Commissioners Meeting State Board Offices
40 North Pearl Street
5th Floor
Albany NY 12207
Minutes and Archived Webcasts

NYS Board of Elections Use of Force Policy

Board of Elections Use of Force Policy ( 156KB)

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