What to know about early voting in New York, NYC for primary elections

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NEW YORK (WABC) -- Early voting got underway across New York City and New York State on Saturday.

The primary election for federal, state and local offices takes place on June 25 and early voting will take place between June 15 and June 23.

The marquee race is the NY-16 Democratic primary between incumbent Rep. Jamaal Bowman and Westchester County Executive George Latimer. Bowman is seeking a third term against Latimer, who is well-known in the district from his decades of public service.

The primary has become increasingly contentious, with Bowman considered one of the most vulnerable House members, in large part due to his recent comments on the Israel-Hamas war.

Bowman has called for a ceasefire, while Latimer has been supportive of Israel. That position has allowed Latimer to raise significant funds from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, and possibly a significant number of pro-Israel residents in the district have registered to vote Democratic in this cycle. Bowman has said this election is about "many versus the money."

Another high-profile Democratic primary is in NY-1 for the House seat currently occupied by Republican Nick LaLota.

John Avlon, a longtime political pundant, is running against Nancy Goroff, a former chair of the Stony Brook University chemistry department who ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 2020.

They are competing for the right to run against LaLota, a first-term Republican.

How can I check my voter registration status in New York?

Voters can check their registration status at the Board of Elections website.

Where can I vote early in New York?

Residents of New York City can find their polling location here.

The city has provided more information on early voting hours and poll sites.

To find when and where you can vote early in other parts of the state, check your County Board of Elections website.

New York voters can call 1-800-367-8683 with any other questions.

The general election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 5. New Yorkers can also vote early in the general election between Oct. 26 and Nov. 3.


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