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New York Voting Guide

Whether you're a first-time voter in New York or need a refresher for an upcoming election, it's helpful to get info so you can save time on Election Day. Unsure if you need to register to vote? Wondering where to go to vote? Keep reading to learn more about voting in New York.

Am I eligible to vote in New York?

You can vote in New York elections if:

  • You are a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age
  • You have been a resident of New York for 30 days or more

You cannot vote in New York elections if:

  • A court has found you to be mentally incompetent
  • You are currently in prison or on parole for a felony (unless your rights have been restored or you are pardoned)

New York also requires voter registration in order to vote.


Where Do I Vote?

Check your voter registration status and get polling location information by searching with your first and last name on the New York Board of Elections website.

How to Register in New York

There are several ways to register to vote in New York. This includes registering:

In Person

Visit the county board of elections or go to any New York State agency-based voter registration center.

Over the Phone

Call 1-800-FOR-VOTE and request a voter application over the phone.

At the DMV

Visit the DMV in person to register, or use the DMV website if you already have DMV-issued identification.

By Mail

Add your name to the New York voter direct mailing list to receive a mail application. 

New York Voting Resources

Your vote counts. Take the time to learn how and when to vote.


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