NYU Votes

WHEN ARE THE NEXT ELECTIONS?

The next elections for local, state, and federal officials is Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

For information on local, state, federal, and primary election dates, visit My Time to Vote: elections.mytimetovote.com/dates/default.html

In-Person Voter Registration

Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South
Monday, Oct 3: Lobby Kiosk (12-3pm)
Tuesday, Oct 4: Staircase (9am-Noon, Lobby Kiosk (5-8pm)
Wednesday, Oct 5: Staircase (4-7pm)
Thursday, Oct 6: Staircase (12-6pm);  Lobby Kiosk (4-7pm)
Friday, Oct 7: Staircase (4-7pm);  Lobby Kiosk (11am-2pm)

Silver Center,  Washington Place and Washington Square East
Monday, Oct 3 to Friday, Oct 7
Noon -6pm

Stern School of Business, 40 W. 4th Street
Wednesday, Oct 5: Tisch Hall (12:30-1:45pm)


CAN I VOTE IN NEW YORK CITY?

To be eligible to register to vote in the City of New York, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States (Includes those persons born in Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
  • Be a New York City resident for at least 30 days (which includes a residence hall)
  • Be 18 years of age before the next election.
  • Not be serving a jail sentence or be on parole for a felony conviction.
  • Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court.
  • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere (outside the City of New York).

Although you can register any time during the year, your form must be delivered or mailed at least 25 days before the next election for it to be effective for that election.  The deadline for in-person NYC registration is October 14, 2016.

HOW TO REGISTER IN NYC?

Applications are available for pick in the NYU Student Resource Center, Suite 210 of the Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South. 

A PDF is also available from the NYC Board of Elections website or for a Printable PDF, click here.  Mail to: Board of Elections in the City of New York, 32 Broadway, 7 Fl, New York, NY 10004-1609.

REGISTER IN YOUR HOME STATE: ABSENTEE VOTING

Absentee voting (a.k.a "mail-in voting" and "by-mail voting") is conducted by mail-in paper ballot prior to the day of an election. Some states allow any registered voter to vote by absentee ballot (i.e. "no excuse absentee voting"). Other states require an excuse to vote by absentee ballot. Finally, some states require that absentee ballots be notarized or signed by a witness. In general, you can vote by absentee ballot if you will be able to vote in person on Election Day. If you're away at college, you can almost always vote by absentee ballot.

ELIGIBILITY?

To be eligible to register to vote in the city, county or state in which you plan to vote absentee, you must meet some basic requirements: Be a citizen of the United States (Includes those persons born in Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Be 18 years of age before the next election. Not be serving a jail sentence or be on parole for a felony conviction. Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court. Not claim the right to vote elsewhere. Be a resident of the local in which you will be voting

REGISTERING TO VOTE ABSENTEE

You'll find voter registration forms and absentee ballot applications for every state on Vote.org or TurboVote. These sites include voter registration forms, absentee ballot applications, deadlines, easy-to-follow-directions, and a breakdown of the relevant laws.  

WHERE CAN I VOTE?

Polling places are located throughout the city. You can vote ONLY at your designated polling place. Make sure your are at the correct polling site and Election District/Assembly District (ED/AD) for your address.Polling Places are open 6:00am to 9:00pm. If you are not sure of your polling location, the following can assist you:

  • Search with the Online Poll Site Address Locator
  • Call the Voter Phone Bank at 1.866.VOTE.NYC
  • E-mail your complete home address to the Board of Elections at vote@boe.nyc.ny.us and they will e-mail your polling place location back to you. (Please put in the subject line the borough in which you reside.)


    Remember to exercise your right to VOTE!