You can register to vote in New York City online, by mail, or in person.
You can register to vote in English or Spanish.
You can also request an absentee ballot.
Friday, October 13, 2017 is the last day to register by mail or in person to vote in the Tuesday, November 7, 2017 elections in New York City.
Who is Eligible to Vote?
- Voters must be U.S. citizens including those born in Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- You must be at least 18 years old by election day.
- You must not be in prison or on parole for a felony. Probation is okay.
- You must not be judged mentally incompetent by a court.
- You can only vote in one place.
What if you are not Eligible to Vote
You might think that all of this doesn’t matter if you cannot vote yourself.
But your children, nephews, and nieces are, or will be able to vote. If we do not teach them the importance of voting and how the U.S. system works, they may never become voters.
If you have family members in other states, talk to them about the importance of voting.
If we don’t vote, then someone else will tell us how to live.
Your vote matters
Register to Vote in NYC Online
Register to vote online through www.dmv.org
Friday, October 13, 2017 is the last day to register online to vote in the Tuesday, November 7, 2017 elections in New York City.
Register to Vote in NYC by Mail
You can call 1-800-FOR-VOTE to request that a voter registration form be mailed to you.
Friday, October 13, 2017 is the last day to register by mail to vote in the Tuesday, November 7, 2017 elections in New York City. Registrations must be postmarked by October 13.
Register to Vote in NYC in Person
Register to vote in person at a New York DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles), NY County Board of Elections location, or other voter registration center.
Friday, October 13, 2017 is the last day to register in person to vote in the Tuesday, November 7, 2017 elections in New York City.
These county boards manage election paperwork:
New York County Board of Elections
200 Varick St, 10th Floor (Hudson Square/SoHo)
New York, NY 10014
Kings County Board of Elections
345 Adams Street – 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Bronx County Board of Elections
1780 Grand Concourse, 5th Floor
Bronx, NY 10457
Queens County Board of Elections
118-35 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Richmond County Board of Elections
1 Edgewater Plaza, 4th Floor
Staten Island, NY 10305
You can vote by absentee ballot if you are out of New York City, are ill or the primary caregiver of someone who is ill or disabled, in a Veterans Administration hospital, or in jail for a non-felony offense.
Absentee ballots must be requested by mail received seven days before the election, or in person the day before the election.
For more information, visit www.elections.ny.gov/VotingAbsentee.html
Registering to vote in New York
Voting rules vary by state. For information about voting in all states, visit www.usa.gov/register-to-vote