The voter registration form contains a section where you can indicate your choice for party affiliation. The following parties are recognized in New York State:
- Working Families
Only voters registered with a party may vote to nominate that party's candidate in a Primary Election. The Independence party is the only exception, permitting non-enrolled voters to participate in certain primary elections.
If you would like to register without designating a party, simply mark the space indicating "I do not wish to enroll in a party."
Change of Party Enrollment
The voter registration form should be used to change your party enrollment from one party to another or to enroll for the first time in a party. A change of enrollment received up until February 14th each year will be effective immediately. Changes received on or after February 15th until seven days after the June Primary will be set aside and opened the seventh day following the June Primary and entered in the voter's registration record.
Please see the Deadlines referenced on the New York State Elections site.