Do not let others decide for you. Your vote is your voice. Register to vote today.
To register to vote you must:
- Be a United States citizen;
- Be 18 years old on election day;
- Be a resident of this state and the county, city or village for at least 30 days before the election;
- Not claim the right to vote elsewhere.
New York State offers online voter registration. To register online, visit New York State's "Register to Vote" page here and click register.
To register online, you will need:
- NYS driver license, permit, or non-driver ID card
- ZIP Code currently on record with the DMV
- Social security number
Completed applications are sent to local County or City Board of Elections for approval and processing which can take up to six weeks. The DMV does not approve or deny voter registration applications. Contact your County Board of Elections if you have not received a response within six weeks.
If you prefer, you can register by mail to vote in New York by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. New York State cannot accept any kind of digital or Adobe-generated signature, you need to print the form and sign it. Applications must be postmarked no later than October 9, 2020 and received by a board of elections no later than October 14, 2020 to be eligible to vote in the General Election. You can call the 1-800-FOR-VOTE hotline to request a voter application. You can also register to vote in person in person at your county board of elections or at any New York State Agency-Based voter registration center.
For more information, visit the New York State Board of Elections website here.
States are making it easier for citizens to vote absentee by mail this year due to the coronavirus. Every state’s election rules are different. And each state has its own rules for mail-in absentee voting. Visit your state election office website to find out if you can vote by mail.