Use Your Voice, NYU Votes.

Voting is an extremely important civic duty as a U.S. citizen, and whether you choose to do so in New York or your home state, we want to ensure that all eligible voters in the NYU community are able to cast their vote either in-person or by mail.

Step 1: Register to Vote

Registering now ensures you can vote in the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020—along with elections for 34 of the 100 U.S. Senate seats, all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, and elections for state legislative and municipal officeholders across the nation. Please take action now to register to vote—and then vote!

Voter registration deadlines vary by state—but generally range from early to late October, so register ASAP. Find out your state's deadline at

Step 2: Choose Your Voting Method

You can vote in-person or request an absentee ballot to vote by mail.

For in-person voting, polling places are located throughout New York City. You can ONLY vote at your designated polling place, so make sure you are at the correct polling site and Election District/Assembly District (ED/AD) for your address. Find your polling location or call the Voter Phone Bank at 1.866.VOTE.NYC for more details.

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. If you can't or don't want to vote in-person, learn how you can request an absentee ballot.

How to Vote By Absentee Ballot:


Step 3: Get Reminders

Visit for email and text message reminders of upcoming voting news and deadlines.

Want to Be Involved?
Fill out this form to receive the NYU Votes digital toolkit (for social media, emails, etc), to become an NYU Votes Ambassador, or to have NYU Votes present at your school gathering.

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