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Register to Vote in New York State

Register to vote in New York state by October 9, 2020 in order to vote in the next New York General Election for some local and state officials on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

How to Register

By Mail

PDF applications are available from the NYC Board of Elections website. You may mail your application to: Board of Elections in the City of New York, 32 Broadway, 7 Fl, New York, NY 10004-1609.

Online

You may register online via the NYC Board of Elections website.

Another Resource

You will also find voter registration forms on TurboVote. TurboVote includes deadlines, easy-to-follow-directions, and a breakdown of the relevant laws. Here is more information regarding TurboVote's Privacy Policy.   

Eligibility

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.

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Register to Vote in Your Home State

Voter registration deadlines vary by state. Find out your state's deadline at vote.org/voter-registration-deadlines.

How to Register

If you would like to register in your home state there are a few resources you may use.  Note that registration deadlines and eligibility requirements vary per state.

Visit the U.S. Election Assistance Commission website to download the National Voter Registration form. This is the one document that enables you to register to vote anywhere in the country.  It includes state specific instructions to assist you in filling out the form and getting it delivered to the proper address.

You will also find voter registration forms on TurboVote. TurboVote includes deadlines, easy-to-follow-directions, and a breakdown of the relevant laws. Here is more information regarding TurboVote's Privacy Policy.  

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 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.

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Register to Vote While Studying Abroad  

How to Register

Are you a U.S. student studying in another country and need to register to vote?  There are a few resources you may use.  Note that registration deadlines and eligibility requirements vary per state and you will need to account for international mail delivery.

Visit the U.S. Election Assistance Commission website to download the National Voter Registration form. This is the one document that enables you to register to vote.  It includes state specific instructions to assist you in filling out the form and getting it delivered to the proper address.

You will also find voter registration forms on TurboVote. TurboVote includes deadlines, easy-to-follow-directions, and a breakdown of the relevant laws. Here is more information regarding TurboVote's Privacy Policy.  

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 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.