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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 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).
  • Be a New York City resident for at least 30 days - which includes living in a residence hall.

HOW CAN I REGISTER TO VOTE?

Pick up an application in the NYU Student Resource Center, Suite 210 of the Kimmel Center or contact the Board of Elections in the City of New York to have a copy mailed to you.

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.)


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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 LongDistanceVoter.org. This site includes voter registration forms, absentee ballot applications, deadlines, easy-to-follow-directions, and a breakdown of the relevant laws. Start there, and you'll have everything you need in just one place.Finally, you often need to know your county when registering to vote or applying for an absentee ballot. If you know your zip code, you can find your county on the U.S. Census Bureau's website.

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