Exercise your right to vote




Register to Vote

Qualifications to Register to Vote

  • be a United States citizen;

  • be 18 years old (you may pre-register at 16 or 17 but cannot vote until you are 18);

  • resident of this state and the county, city or village for at least 30 days before the election;

  • not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction (unless parolee pardoned or restored rights of citizenship);

  • not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court;

  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

How and Where to Register to Vote (Deadlines)

  • You can register in person at your county board of elections or at any New York State Agency-Based voter registration center.

  • You may also submit your voter application form at the Department of Motor Vehicles, either in person or on their web site if you already have DMV-issued identification.

  • You can request a New York State Voter Registration form by mail by entering your name directly into our mailing list database.

  • You can call our 1-800-FOR-VOTE hotline to request a voter application.

New York State Voter Registration Form

  • You may register to vote using the New York State Voter Registration Form accessible at the links below. You can complete a PDF version of the New York State Voter Registration Form on-line by clicking on the link below, typing the necessary information and selecting the appropriate boxes. Alternatively, you can print the form to complete by hand.

  • Complete English Form On-line ( 304KB)

  • Complete Spanish Form On-LIne ( 310KB)

  • Once the form is completed, you need to print the form and sign it. We cannot accept any kind of digital or Adobe-generated signature. Then, mail the form to your county board of elections.



  • You can also complete an Accessible version of the New York State Voter Registration Form on-line by clicking on the link below, typing the necessary information and selecting the appropriate boxes.

  • Accessible English Form On-line

  • Accessible Spanish Form On-Line

  • Once the form is completed, you need to print the form and sign and date it. Then, mail the form to your county board of elections.


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