Must register to vote at least 25 days before the election.
Note: You may register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year but, to be eligible to vote in the November general election, your application must be received no later than October 10th except, if you have been honorably discharged from the military or have become a naturalized citizen since October 10th, you may register in person at the board of elections up until October 24th.
To Change Your Party Affiliation:
You can change your party affiliation by obtaining a Voter Registration Form,
indicating the change and sending it to the Board of Elections.We will process the information and send you a new voter card reflecting the change in party. You cannot change your enrollment and vote in the new party. You cannot change your enrollment and vote in the new party of your choice in the same year. PLEASE NOTE: a change of enrollment will go into affect ONE WEEK following the General Election. The last day to change your enrollment is the same as the last day to register for the General Election.
To register to vote in the State of New York, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
be a United States citizen;
be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you file this form
(note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote);
live at your present address at least 30 days before an election;
not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction and;
not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court;
not claim the right to vote elsewhere.
How and Where to register to Vote
You can register in person at your county board of elections
or at any New York State Agency-Based voter registration center.
You can enter your name directly into our mailing list database to have a New York State Voter Registration Form mailed to you. (NOTE: The same form can be downloaded, using the link below.)
You can call our 1-800-FOR-VOTE hotline to request a voter application.
You can download a PDF version of the New York State Voter Registration Form.
Print the form, complete and sign it, and mail it to your county board of elections.
Alternately, 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. However, the file size of these forms are substantially larger than the above forms, so it may take quite a while for them to load on computers with slower Internet connections. Once the form is completed, you need to print the form and sign it. Any kind of digital or Adobe-generated signature is not acceptable. Then, mail the form to your county board of elections.
Absent from your county or, if a resident of New York City absent from said city, on Election Day.
Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability;
or because you are the primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled.
A patient or inmate in a Veterans' Administration Hospital.
Detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony.
How to Vote by Absentee Ballot
Applications for Absentee Ballots are available at your county board of elections.
You may also download a PDF version of the New York State Absentee Ballot Application Form
Upon completion, applications must be mailed to your county board no later than the seventh day before the election or delivered in person no later than the day before the election.
ou may also request an Absentee Ballot by sending a letter to your county board of elections. The letter must be received by your county board no earlier than 30 days and no later than seven days before the election. The letter must contain the following information:
Students can establish residency in New York if they have a present intention to remain at their New York school address for the time being, and they intend to make it their principal home.
Students who lived in New York before moving elsewhere to attend school, and who wish to establish or keep their New York voting residency, should have no problem doing so unless they have already registered to vote in another state. New York explicitly allows students to keep their voting residency even if they move out of the district to attend school, and the only way you will lose this residency is by establishing residency in a new state.
Mover's Guide: New York
Under federal law, if you move within 30 days of a presidential election, you are allowed to vote for President and Vice President in your former state of residence, either in person or by absentee ballot.
If you moved to New York from another state, you must register to vote in New York to be able to vote.
The last day to register in time to vote in the next election is twenty-five days before the election.
If you moved from out of state, you are only eligible to register if you have been a resident of New York and of the county, city or village in which you want to vote for at least thirty days prior to the election in which you want to vote.
If you moved to a new address that is covered by the same polling place as your old address, you can vote a regular ballot after confirming your change of address at that polling place. This is true regardless of close to the election you moved.
If you moved to a new address within the same county or city but with a different polling place, you can vote at your new polling place by affidavit ballot.Your affidavit ballot will be counted if election workers confirm you were registered at your old address and voted at the correct polling place for your new address.
If you moved to a new address in a different county or city, you should complete a new registration form before the registration deadline to update your registration records.
New York Political Parties
America First Party of New York
17 Doxsey Place Lynbrook, NY 11563 Phone: 561-599-0628 Fax: 561-599-0628 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://newyork.americafirstparty.org/
Communist Party of New York
235 West 23rd Street, 8th floor New York, NY 10011 Phone: 212-924-0550 E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://newyorkcp.blogspot.com/
Conservative Party of New York
486 78th Street Fort Hamilton Station, NY 11209 Phone: 718-921-2158 Fax: 718-921-5268 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.cpnys.org/
Constitution Party of New York State
Post Office Box 632 Central Square, NY 13036 Phone: 518-489-0167 E-mail: NYConsti4177ution@aol.com Website: http://www.nyconstitutionparty.com/
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