How to vote for Bernie Sanders in New York

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April 3 (Friday)

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April 28 (Tuesday)

New York Primary: April 28, 2020

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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 February 14, 2020, which is before the registration deadline!

You must be registered by April 3, 2020.

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

Go Vote!

Vote on Tuesday, April 28th 2020 from 6:00AM – 9:00PM.
Find your polling place here: https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/

If an applicant has a NYS Drivers license, non-driver ID card or learner’s permit, they may register online through DMV: https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application

Check out the official NY 2020 Elections Calendar here!

Check out the NY Voter Guide here!

If you have more questions call the Official NY Voter Hotline at: 1-800-367-8683

Id Requirement

Registered New York voters do not need to show ID at the polls to vote. Poll workers may ask whether the voter has a voter card with a bar code that is provided by the local BOE, but it is not ID, nor is it required to vote.  It is provided as a convenience to the voter and helps accelerate the check-in process.

Voter Workplace Protection

A registered voter may, without loss of pay for up to three hours, take off so much working time as will enable him or her to vote at any election. The employee shall be allowed time off for voting only at the beginning or end of his or her working shift, as the employer may designate, unless otherwise mutually agreed.  Employer notice: must post no less than 10 days before election.  Employee notice: must provide notice to employer no less than 2 days before election
More info on work laws here: https://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/elections/AttentionEmployees.pdf

Early Voting

Vote Early in New York! New Yorkers can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on April 28 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!

Early voting in New York begins April 18 and ends on April 26.

4/27/20 Last day to apply in person for absentee ballot.

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.

Become a Delegate for Bernie

Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?

How to become a delegate in New York

New York has 319 delegates 

  • 184 district
  • 61 at large
  • 29 Pledged PLEOs
  • 46 Superdelegates

Important dates:

Filing to become a district delegate candidate: January 2 – February 4

File petition to get on the ballot as a district delegate: February 3 – 6

Primary: April 28, 2020

State Convention: May 11-12, 2020

New York Delegate Selection Plan

District Delegates (184)

District Delegates must file a statement of candidacy and circulate a petition to collect signatures to get on the April 28, 2020 Primary Ballot.

  • Make sure you are a registered Democrat
  • Determine the congressional district where you are registered
  • Forms are available and must be filed at https://www.nydems.org, the New York City office of the State Committee 420 Lexington Avenue, Ste. 1613, New York, NY 10170, by email: [email protected] or Fax: 646-597-6195
  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support from January 2 – February 4, 2020
  • Get the Nominating Petition forms, available at nydems.org, elections.ny.gov and at any county Board of Elections office.
  • The Nominating Petition must be signed by one-half of one percent (.5%) of the enrolled Democrats in the Congressional District or five hundred (500), whichever is less.
  • Completed petition forms must be sent between February 3 to February 6, 2020 to the following Boards of Elections:

CD 1: Suffolk County Board of Elections, Yaphank Ave PO Box 700 Yaphank, NY 11980-0700

CDs 2 and 3: State Board of Elections, 40 North Pearl Street 5th Floor Albany, NY 12207

CD 4: Nassau County Board of Elections, 240 Old Country Rd, 5th Fl. P.O. Box 9002 Mineola, NY 11501

CD 5 : State Board of Elections, 40 North Pearl Street 5th Floor Albany, NY 12207

CDs 6 to 15: New York City Board of Elections, 32 – 42 Broadway, 7 Fl New York, NY 10004

CDs 16 through 24: State Board of Elections, 40 North Pearl Street 5th Floor Albany, NY 12207

CD 25: Monroe County Board of Elections, 39 W. Main St. Rochester, NY 14614

CDs 26 and 27: State Board of Elections, 40 North Pearl Street 5th Floor Albany, NY 12207

  • Eligible candidates are placed on the April 28, 2020 Primary ballot and are elected by voters.

At Large Delegates (61) At Large Alternate Delegates (24)

  • If you did not get selected as a District delegate you can try to become an At Large Delegate or an Alternate delegate.
  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support between January 2, 2020 to April 12, 2020.
  • Forms are available and must be filed at https://www.nydems.org, the New York City office of the State Committee 420 Lexington Avenue, Ste. 1613, New York, NY 10170 by email: [email protected] or Fax: 646-597-6195
  • At-Large and Alternate delegates are elected by a quorum of New York’s National Convention Delegates at the State Convention on May 12, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate to be elected.

PLEO Delegates (29)

You have to be eligible to be a PLEO delegate. PLEOs are eligible according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials (to be given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help Bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEO delegates.

  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support between January 2, 2020 to April 12, 2020.
  • Forms are available and must be filed at https://www.nydems.org, the New York City office of the State Committee 420 Lexington Avenue, Ste. 1613, New York, NY 10170 by email: [email protected] or Fax: 646-597-6195
  • PLEO delegates are elected by a quorum of New York’s National Convention Delegates at the State Convention on May 12, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate to be elected.

Standing Committee (30) and Delegation Chair

30 Standing Committee members (10 each on the Credentials, Platform and Rules committees) and the Delegation Chair are elected by a quorum of New York’s National Convention Delegates on May 12, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.

Convention Pages (6)

Convention Pages are selected by the State Democratic Chair before May 12, 2020.

If you have questions contact the New York Democratic Party.

New York Superdelegates: Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Sen. Charles Schumer, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Anthony Brindisi, Rep. Yvette D. Clarke, Rep. Antonio Delgado, Rep. Eliot Engel, Rep. Adriano Espaillat, Rep. Brian Higgins, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Rep. Nita Lowey, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, Rep. Grace Meng, Rep. Gregory W. Meeks, Rep. Joseph D. Morelle, Rep. Jerrold Nadler,  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Kathleen Rice, Rep. Max N. Rose, Rep. José E. Serrano, Rep. Rep.Thomas Suozzi, Rep. Paul D. Tonko, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez, Bill Clinton, Stuart H. Appelbaum, Maria Cuomo Cole, Vivian Cook, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Jennifer Cunningham, Hazel Duke, Emily Giske, Jay S. Jacobs, Charlie King, Christopher Lowe, George Mitchell, Ai-Jen Poo, Christine Quinn, Michael Reich, Gerard J. Sweeney, Randi Weingarten, Robert Zimmerman

More Information

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

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