By mail, in person, or online — there are many ways to register to vote in New York. No excuses — register today!
To register to vote in New York City, you must:
- be a U.S. citizen,
- be a New York City resident for at least 30 days, and
- be 18 years of age by the end of the year (you must be 18 on Election Day to vote).
You must not:
- be incarcerated or on parole for a felony conviction,
- be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court, or
- claim the right to vote elsewhere (outside New York City).
New York residents can register to vote online through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website. You will need to set up a profile with a valid NYS driver license (or non-driver ID) number and your social security number to begin.
You may download, print, and complete a voter registration form to register by mail or hand deliver it to any BOE office. If you do not have a printer, you may pick a form up at your local BOE office, at many NYC agency customer service locations, or call 866-VOTE-NYC (212-487-5496 if you are hearing impaired) to request one by mail.
The deadline for postmarked and in-person registration submissions is 25 days prior to the election you wish to vote in (10 days before a special election).
Still have questions about registering? Check out our FAQ.
Not sure if you’re registered to vote, or if your registration is still valid? Visit the New York State BOE’s online voter registration look-up service and type in your name, date of birth, and county of residence to check.