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August 22nd, 2012

Voter registration available online at New York State DMV’s website

New York Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt (R,C,I-Greenwood Lake) has announced that the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has recently launched a new option on its website allowing all state residents, with just the click of a mouse, to register to vote or update the information they currently have on file with the Board of Elections.

“This new system provides a quick and easy way to register to vote, revise your personal information or change your party enrollment,” Rabbitt said. “The process is now far more efficient than the former, antiquated methods of registering in person or by U.S. Mail. I encourage all of my constituents to take advantage of this innovative, new technology.”

Once you sign in to the MyDMV application, simply select the Electronic Voter Registration Application. You will then see your name, residence, mailing address, date of birth and gender as they appear in DMV records and will be able to confirm their accuracy.

You will be asked a series of questions about your age, citizenship, prior voting history and political party selection. Applications completed on this website will be forwarded to your county Board of Elections for the appropriate approval and processing.

Rabbitt explained that once your application is processed, your county Board of Elections will let you know when you are officially registered to vote or contact you if they need additional information. The process typically takes about six weeks to complete.

“The right to vote is as American as baseball and apple pie,” Rabbitt said. “I commend the DMV for streamlining this process so that even more New Yorkers will be able to get themselves registered and get to the polls. The new Electronic Voter Registration Application represents a huge win for democracy in the Empire State.”
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