Register to Vote


For some time now American citizens, including millions of New Yorkers, have been failing to participate in one of our most important franchises — voting!

It is for all these reasons that we ask you to REGISTER and VOTE in local, state and federal elections.

Did You Know?

You can register BEFORE you're 18! 17 year-olds within six months of their 18th birthday are allowed to register to vote in New York State. You still must be 18 to vote. Source: NYS Election Law Sec. 5-102

New York State Voter Registration Forms

Dowloadable Version (Print and mail to your county board of elections.)

Online Form (Complete online to print and mail to your county board of elections.)

Voting Requirements

  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Be at least 18 years old in the year you file a voter registration form;
  • Live at your present address at least 30 days prior to election;
  • Not currently serving prison time for a felony or on parole;
  • Not be adjudged mentally unfit by a court;
  • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

What’s At Stake?

YOUR RIGHTS
YOUR COMMUNITY
YOUR FUTURE
YOUR VOICE

Learn More

To learn more and to find your polling location, please call the NYS Board of Elections at 518-474-1953 or 800-367-8683, or visit www.elections.ny.gov.

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