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Voting in New York

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Am I Eligible To Vote in New York?

To register to vote in the State of New York, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
  • be a United States citizen;
  • be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you file this form (note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote);
  • live at your present address at least 30 days before an election;
  • not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction and;
  • not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court;
  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

Voter Registration Options in New York

You have the following 2 options to register to vote in New York:

In Person

You can register in person at your county board of elections

Check The Locations Where to Register

By Mail

Print the form, complete and sign it, and mail it to your county board of elections

Click here to download the Mail-In Voter Registration Form


How Do I Know I'm Registered?

  • Consider yourself registered when- and only when- you receive an acknowledgment from your county clerk.
  • Never assume you are registered to vote until you have received this acknowledgment.
  • Call your county clerk and inquire about the status of your application.

Voting Options in New York

You have the following 3 options to vote in New York:

In Person

You can vote ONLY at your designated polling place

Click here to locate voting locations

In Person Absentee Voting

In-person absentee voting is conducted during the above period, at the Board of Elections' Borough Office.

Click here to download the absentee ballot request Form

By Mail

In order to vote by mail, you must request an Absentee Ballot Application. Fill out the Absentee Ballot Application using only a pen with blue or black ink. Then mail or bring the application to your Board of Elections borough office.

Click here to download the absentee ballot request Form

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