2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CALENDAR
NY STATE ELECTION DATES
PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION
Early Voting: June 13-21
Election Day: Tuesday, June 23
GENERAL ELECTION DAY
Early Voting: Oct 24-Nov 1
Election Day: Tuesday, Nov. 3
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINES
For PRESIDENTAL PRIMARY ELECTION
By Mail: Last day to postmark voter reg application is April 3. Last day it must be received by board of elections is April 8.
In Person registration: April 3.
Change of Address: Must be processed by Board of Elections if received by April 8.
CHANGE OF PARTY ENROLLMENT
Effective immediately; except for those filed between Feb. 15th-June 30th. Change of Enrollments filed between Feb.15th-June 30th, will take effect on June 30th.
ABSENTEE BALLOT DEADLINES
For PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION
June 16 Last day to postmark application for primary ballot.
June 22Last day to apply in person for primary ballot.
June 22 Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the county board no later than June 30.
June 23 Last day to deliver primary ballot in person to county board, by close of polls.
For GENERAL ELECTION
Oct. 27 Last day to postmark application or letter of application for general election ballot.
Nov. 2 Last day to apply in person for general election ballot.
Nov. 2 Last day to postmark general election ballot. Must be received by the county board no later than Nov. 10.
Nov. 3 Last day to deliver general election ballot in person to county board, by close of polls on election day.
INSIGHTS FROM 2016
Four in 10 Americans who were eligible to vote did not do so in 2016. And by taking the unique (and uniquely valuable) step of validating those who claimed they voted, Pew researchers were able to determine who actually voted and who did not. Breaking out these categories into hard data makes it clear: Nonvoters in 2016 had just as much to do with establishing the Trump presidency as actual voters…
In 2016, over 4 million Democrats who voted in 2012 for Barack Obama didn’t show up at the polls to pull the lever for Clinton. It’s not that they voted for someone else; they simply didn’t vote at all.
Which means for 2020…
We trained people in these swing states to knock on the doors of the people they know, or call or text them with selfie videos where they’d say: “I’m a voter. Come join me at the polls.” Then these people would contact their own neighbors and friends, and so on. This is grass-roots organizing, which has won big progressive victories in the past.
Familiar presidential battlegrounds—not just Ohio and Virginia, but also Colorado, Iowa and more—are fading from the radar. States that haven’t experienced a top-of-the-ticket dogfight in decades—like Arizona, Georgia, Minnesota and maybe even Texas—are suddenly poised to play a pivotal role.