In New York, only registered party members can participate in a political party's primary election. This applies to both presidential preference primaries and primaries for other offices (including congressional, state-level, and local offices).
The deadline to register to vote is always 25 days before an election)
- PRIMARY ELECTION DEADLINE TO REGISTER: May 31, 2019
- GENERAL ELECTION DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Oct. 11, 2019
- THE DEADLINE TO CHANGE PARTY AFFILIATION: Oct. 11, 2019
You can also register to vote online at the New York DMV website: