2024 Elections Overview

26th Congressional District Special Election

  • April 30, 2024: 26th Congressional District Special Election
    • Early Voting: April 20 - April 28, 2024
    • Last day to register new voters: April 20

New York State Primary

  • June 25, 2024: New York State Primary
    • Early Voting: June 15 – 23, 2024
    • Last day to register new voters: June 15

General Election

  • November 5, 2024: General Election
    • Early Voting: October 26 – November 3, 2024
    • Last day to register new voters: October 26

2024 will be a busy election year with a presidential race and US Senate and House elections at the federal level, and State Senate and State House races at the state level. There will be at least one ballot measure on the November ballot.

Ballot Proposal: New York State Equal Rights Amendment

In 2022 and 2023, the legislature passed a state constitutional amendment that creates new protections in our constitution against discrimination based on a person’s ethnicity, national origin, disability, age, and sex — including sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes, and reproductive health care and autonomy.

Because the constitutional amendment passed twice in the legislature, the public will vote on the measure in November 2024.

Here is the text of the amendment:


A. No person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws of this state or any subdivision thereof. No person shall, because of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, creed [or], religion, or sex, including sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy outcomes, and reproductive healthcare and autonomy, be subjected to any discrimination in [his or her] their civil rights by any other person or by any firm, corporation, or institution, or by the state or any agency or subdivision of the state, pursuant to law.

B. Nothing in this section shall invalidate or prevent the adoption of any law, regulation, program, or practice that is designed to prevent or dismantle discrimination on the basis of a characteristic listed in this section, nor shall any characteristic listed in this section be interpreted to interfere with, limit, or deny the civil rights of any person based upon any other characteristic identified in this section.

For more on the NYS ERA, please see:

State and County Boards of Elections

New York State Board of Elections

Erie County Board of Elections Main page
134 W. Eagle Street,
Buffalo NY 14202
(716) 858-8891
fax (716) 858-8282

Niagara County Board of Elections Elections Page
111 Main Street, Suite 100,
Lockport NY 14094-3791
(716) 438-4040 (Republican)
(716) 438-4041 (Democrat)
fax (716) 438-4054.


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