New York elections, 2012
|1 2012 Elections|
|2 Eligibility to Vote|
|2.1 Primary election|
|2.2 General election|
|3 Voting absentee|
|3.3 Military and overseas voting|
|4 Voting early|
|5 See also|
The state of New York is holding elections in 2012. Here are the dates of note:
- Signature filing deadline: June 12, 2012 (Congress) and July 12, 2012 (State Legislature)
- Primary date: June 26, 2012 (Congress only) & September 13, 2012 (State Legislatures). According to Douglas Kellner, co-chairman of the New York State Board of Elections, the split primary dates cost county governments an additional $50 million across the state.
- General election date: November 6, 2012
|What's on the New York Ballot in 2012|
|U.S. Senate (1 seat)|
|U.S. House (27 seats)|
|State Senate (63 seats)|
|State House (150 seats)|
|Ballot measures (0 measures)|
|Members of the U.S. House from New York -- Partisan Breakdown|
|Party||As of November 2012||After the 2012 Election|
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012
Heading into the election, Democrats maintain partisan control in the state assembly.
|New York State Assembly|
|Party||As of November 5, 2012||After the 2012 Election|
|Independence Party of New York||1||1|
Eligibility to Vote
- See also: Voting in the 2012 primary elections
New York is one of 21 states to use a strictly closed primary system. Voters must register to vote in the primary by June 1, 2012, which is 25 days before the primary took place . (Information about registering to vote)
- See also: Voting in the 2012 general elections
The deadline to register to vote is 20 days prior to the election day, which in 2012 will be October 17. The deadline by mail must be postmarked by October 12 and received by October 17. In person registration is available until October 26. 
- Voter ID required: Yes
- Residency requirements: Live at present address at least 30 days before an election
- Same-day registration: None
- See also: Absentee Voting
You are eligible to vote absentee in an election if you are:
—New York State Board of Elections
Absentee ballot applications must be mailed to the county board of elections no later than the seventh day before the election or delivered in person no later than the day before the election. A voter may also request an absentee ballot by sending a letter to the county board of election. The letter must be received by the county board no earlier than 30 days and no later than seven days before the election. An application form will be mailed with the absentee ballot. The application form must be completed and returned with the ballot.
If sent by mail, the returned ballot must be postmarked by the day before the election and received no later than the seventh day after the election. If submitted in person, the ballot must be received by close of polls on Election Day.
Military and overseas voting
For full details regarding military and overseas voting, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
- See also: Early voting
New York is one of 14 states that do not permit no-excuse early voting.
- Wall Street Journal "Bloomberg opposes earlier primary elections," October 15, 2012
- New York Board of Elections "Voting Deadlines," Accessed April 18, 2012
- New York State Board of Elections "Political Calendar" Accessed May 8, 2012
- New York Elections "Voting Deadlines" Accessed May 8, 2012
- Vote411 "New York" Accessed May 8, 2012
- New York Elections "Registering to Vote" Accessed May 8, 2012
- New York State Board of Elections, "Absentee Voting," accessed December 16, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Long Distance Voter, "New York Absentee Ballot Guide," accessed December 16, 2013