According to Election Law § 1-104, the term ‘party’ means any political organization which, excluding blank and void ballots, at the last preceding election for governor received at least 2 percent of the total votes cast for its candidate for governor, or 130,000 votes, whichever is greater, in the year in which a governor is elected and at least 2 percent of the total votes cast for its candidate for president, or 130,000 votes, whichever is greater, in a year when a president is elected.

2021-2022 Recognized Political Parties: (in ballot order)

The following are the parties that achieved the vote threshold required to remain a political party with a ballot line.  In order to participate in primary elections going forward, you must be enrolled in one of these parties.

Democratic (DEM)
Republican (REP)
Conservative (CON)
Working Family (WOR)

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.
  • Any change received on or after February 15th until 7 days after the June Primary will be effective on the 7th day following the June Primary.