What You Need to Know About the April 2 New York Presidential Primary

The April 2 New York presidential primary is just around the corner. Here's helpful information on early voting, absentee ballots, and polling places.

Janrey Serapio
February 28, 2024

On April 2, New Yorkers affiliated with a political party will vote in favor of their chosen presidential nominee—and decide who’ll lead their party in November’s General Election. 

If you live in New York but are registered to vote in another state, check out Ballotpedia to find out when your state’s presidential primary election is taking place. Pay special attention to when you’ll need to request your absentee ballot, and mark your calendar. 

Early voting for the April 2 New York presidential primary starts on March 23. Find all the important information you need to make your voice heard in this important election, including information on registration, absentee ballots, and polling places. 

What are the dates that I need to know for the April 2 election? 

How do I know if I can vote in the New York presidential primary? 

Only voters who are already registered to a political party can vote on April 2. See if you are already registered and with which political party at nycvotersearch.com.

If I am an Upper Manhattan resident, where can I go to vote on April 2?

Early Voting Locations

Columbia University proudly serves as an Early Voting location in Morningside at 2872 Broadway (former CitiBank location), Manhattanville at 605 West 125 Street (The Forum), CUIMC at 1150 St. Nicholas Avenue (Russ Berrie Center). Visit the Board of Elections to find your assigned early voting location.

April 2 Polling Locations

You can find your exact polling location by searching your address at the Board of Elections. A reminder that all polls are open from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm on April 2.

Stay Tuned for the Congress and State Legislatures Primaries on June 25 

Mark your calendars! The election year will continue after April 2 with another primary election on June 25. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's seat will be up for reelection, along with New York’s 26 seats in the House of Representatives and 213 seats in the state Senate and Assembly. 

You may see mentions of an April 30 special election, but that only applies to voters living in the 26th congressional district (Western New York), who will be voting to replace the U.S. House seat vacated by Representative Brian Higgins.

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