Register to Vote
New York Voting Rules
Voter Registration Form:
Forms can be found here.
Deadline to Register:
25 days before Election Day (October 10).
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 resident for at least 30 days, 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 State of New York).
DMV number (driver’s license number or non-driver ID number), or the last four digits of your social security number.
Where to Turn in Your Registration:
A list of County Boards can be found here.
How to Register Others:
There are no rules. As you collect them, send them to the appropriate county boards.
Absentee voting is available. Excuses are required.
Excuses: Unavoidably absent from your county on Election Day, unable to appear at the polls due to illness or disability, a patient in a Veterans’ Administration Hospital, or detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony.
Application must be received by 7 days prior to Election Day (October 28) and ballot must be received by Election Day (November 4).
No early voting is available.
For More Information:
NYS Board of Elections
40 Steuben Street
Albany NY 12207-2108