How to vote for Bernie Sanders in New York

New York has closed primaries

New Yorkers must register as democrat to vote for Bernie!

How to participate in New York primaries:

Register By

March 25 (Friday)

Register as a democrat by: March 25, 2016

Primary On

April 19 (Tuesday)

New York Primary: April 19, 2016

Deadline has passed The deadline to register as a Democrat was March 25th for new voters. If you are not registered as a democrat, you will not be able to vote for Bernie on April 19th. Canvass and Phonebank instead!

New York Voter Information

Get Registered

New York has closed primaries — New Yorkers must register as democrat to vote for Bernie!

Register as a democrat now!

In New York, you must be affiliated as a democrat by October 9, 2015, which is before the registration deadline!

You must be registered by March 25, 2016.

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

New York Guide

Polls will be open in the 5 boroughs of NYC and the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, and Erie from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. The rest of the counties in the state of New York can vote 12 noon- 9PM

If you don’t have your card, you can call your local board of elections or look up your polling place online at


Id Requirement

Only first time voters need a photo ID. You must provide 1 acceptable form of photo ID, meaning a government-issued Photo ID.  If you cannot provide a photo ID you must provide 2 forms of sufficient ID without a photograph, that bear the name and address.

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Voter Workplace Protection

Time off work for voting: As many hours at beginning or end of shift as will give employee enough time to vote when combined with non-work time. Employer may decide when hours are taken.

Time off not required if: Employee has 4 consecutive nonwork hours at beginning or end of shift when polls are open.

Time off is paid: Yes (up to 2 hours).

Employee must request leave in advance: Not more than 10 or less than 2 working days before election.

Find out more about NY’s Election Law

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in New York you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

Find local Bernie supporters and get help from /r/NewYorkForSanders

Will you help Bernie win?

"I've said it since day one: I can't do it alone." - Bernie Sanders

This grassroots campaign depends on grassroots support like you! There are many opportunities to help out Bernie's campaign right now, and if you want more, sign up as a volunteer with the official campaign.

Many of us don't have much time for volunteer work, and if you're not able to volunteer but still want Bernie to win:

Donate to the Bernie Sanders Campaign

Phone Bank for Bernie

Phonebanking is the single most important thing you can do for the campaign besides voting. Primaries are here, and we need to be calling people and letting them know about how to vote in their state. Don't be scared! I hear from many people that it's daunting to call strangers on the phone, but you will have a script to read and the typical call length is very short.

Start Phonebanking for Bernie!

Attend or host a local event

Phone Banking, Canvassing, Voter Registration Drives, Carpools -- these are just a few of the volunteer-hosted events popping up around the nation in support of Bernie Sanders, and some probably in your city!

Find a local event to attend

If you can't find any events nearby, you should host your own — I've done it several times and it's been a great experience meeting local Bernie supporters!