Central New York, Government

What You Need to Know to Register to Vote in NY’s Congressional Primary

Norris Gearhart ponders his ballet on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008 while voting in the 2008 primary election at the William A. Talley Recreation Center in Frederick, Md. (AP Photo/Timothy Jacobsen)

By Mye Owens, Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)

Friday, June 1, is the last day to register to be able to vote in the primary elections on June 26. Twenty-seven congressional districts will hold primary elections.

In Central New York, Dana Balter and Juanita Perez will face each other in a Democratic primary for Congress. The winner will face Rep. John Katko, R-Camillus, in November.


  • Register online through the State DMV
  • Register by Mail: Voter registration forms can be found at some libraries, post offices, towns, and village offices. The form is also online at the State Board of Elections website.¬†¬†Print out the form, fill it out, and mail it to your County Board of Elections.
  • Register in person at your County Board of Elections
  • Register in person at the Department of Health, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Social Services.

You can still register to vote for the General Election and Special Election on November 6. Registration Deadline is October 9.

Mailed applications must be postmarked by June 1.