Register to Vote

Online Voter Registration

Online Voter Registration Portal

You can use the Board of Elections’ Online Voter Registration system to register to vote or to update your voter registration information.

Updated information could include providing your County Board of Elections with your new name, new address, or changing your party enrollment. Completed applications are sent to the appropriate County Board of Elections for approval and processing.

To register you will need to use a NY.Gov ID. If you have previously used NY.Gov with another agency, you may use the same login to access the Online Voter Registration portal. If you have not used NY.Gov you will need to create an account.

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Qualifications to Register to Vote

Unsure if you are already registered to vote, please check here.

How and Where to Register to Vote (Deadlines)

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.
  • 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.

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How to Make Changes to Your Registration

Change of Name and/or Address

The voter registration form should be used as a change of address form. Notices of change of address from registered voters received at least 15 days before a special, primary or general election by a county board of elections must be processed and entered in the records in time for that election.

Change of Party Enrollment

The voter registration form should be used to change your party enrollment from one party to another or to enroll for the first time in a party. An application to change one's party enrollment for the primary election in any year must be received by the board of elections no later than February 14th of that year. Changes received on or after February 15th until seven days after the June Primary will be set aside and opened seven days following the June Primary and entered in the voter's registration record. Please see Deadlines referenced above.

How to Request a Voter Registration Card

Please contact your local county Board of Elections for a new voter card, they are issued at the local level. Contact information for all local boards is available at the county board of elections page. (If you live in the 5 boroughs of New York City, please send your request here: ElectionInfo@boe.nyc.)

How to Cancel Your Registration

In order to have your name removed from the voting rolls, pursuant to N.Y. Election Law section 5-400, you must send a written letter to the local board of elections where you lived requesting to have your registration cancelled. You must send a written letter, you cannot accomplish this via email. Contact information for all local boards is available at the county board of elections page.

Victims of Domestic Violence

N.Y. Election Law (5-508) allows victims of domestic violence to apply for a confidential registration by delivering a sworn statement to their local county Board of Elections stating they are a victim of domestic violence and they wish to have their voter registration record kept confidential because of the threat of physical or emotional harm to themselves or a family or household member. Their voter registration record will be kept separate and apart from other registration records for four years and not be made available for inspection or copying by the public or any other person, except election officials acting within the course and scope of their official duties. Under a separate section of the law (11-306), they can also be excused from going to their polling place to vote and get a special ballot. For further information, please contact your local board of elections for their confidential registration and special ballot procedures.

New York State Statement of Confidential Voter (pdf pdf 201KB)

Time Off To Vote

April 2, 2024 Presidential Primary Election Deadlines

MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3))
Application must be received by a board of elections no later than March 23, 2024 to be eligible to vote in the Presidential Primary.

IN PERSON REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Sections 5-210, 5-211, 5-212)
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 Presidential Primary, your application must be received no later than March 23, 2024.

CHANGE OF ENROLLMENT (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-304(3))
An application to change one’s party enrollment for any primary election in 2024 must be received by the board of elections no later than February 14, 2024.

June 25, 2024 Federal, State, and Local Primary Election Deadlines

MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3))
Application must be received by a board of elections no later than June 15, 2024 to be eligible to vote in the Primary.

IN PERSON REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Sections 5-210, 5-211, 5-212)
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 State and Local Primary, your application must be received no later than June 15, 2024.

CHANGE OF ENROLLMENT (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-304(3))
An application to change one’s party enrollment for any primary election in 2024 must be received by the board of elections no later than February 14, 2024.

November 5, 2024 General Election Deadlines

MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3))
Applications must be received by a board of elections no later than October 26, 2024 to be eligible to vote in the General Election.

IN PERSON REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Sections 5-210, 5-211, 5-212)
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 General Election, your application must be received no later than October 26, 2024.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-208(3))
Notices of change of address from registered voters received by October 26, 2024 by a county board of elections must be processed and entered in the records in time for the General Election.

FOR APRIL 2 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION

DateDeadline Information


FOR JUNE 25 FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL PRIMARY ELECTION

March 23Last day for board of elections to receive early mail ballot application by letter, telefax, or through the early mail ballot request portal.
April 1Last day to apply IN-PERSON for early mail ballot.
April 2Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the local board of elections no later than Nov. 14th. Military Voter Ballots must be received no later than April 9th.
April 2Last day to deliver ballot IN-PERSON to the local board of elections or to any poll site in your county.
DateDeadline Information


FOR NOVEMBER 5 GENERAL ELECTION

June 15Last day for board of elections to receive early mail ballot application by letter, telefax, or through the early mail ballot request portal.
June 24Last day to apply IN-PERSON for early mail ballot.
June 25Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the local board of elections no later than July 2nd.
June 25Last day to deliver ballot IN-PERSON to the local board of elections or to any poll site in your county.
DateDeadline Information


October 26Last day for board of elections to receive early mail ballot application by letter, telefax, or through the early mail ballot request portal.
November 4Last day to apply IN-PERSON for early mail ballot.
November 5Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the local board of elections no later than November 12th.
November 5Last day to deliver ballot IN-PERSON to the local board of elections or to any poll site in your county.

2024 Voting by Absentee Ballot Deadlines

FOR APRIL 2 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION

DateDeadline Information


FOR JUNE 25 FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL PRIMARY ELECTION

March 23Last day for board of elections to receive absentee ballot application by letter, telefax, or through the absentee request portal.
April 1Last day to apply IN-PERSON for absentee ballot.
April 2Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the local board of elections no later than Nov. 14th. Military Voter Ballots must be received no later than April 9th.
April 2Last day to deliver ballot IN-PERSON to the local board of elections or to any poll site in your county.
DateDeadline Information


FOR NOVEMBER 5 GENERAL ELECTION

June 15Last day for board of elections to receive absentee ballot application by letter, telefax, or through the absentee request portal.
June 24Last day to apply IN-PERSON for absentee ballot.
June 25Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the local board of elections no later than July 2nd.
June 25Last day to deliver ballot IN-PERSON to the local board of elections or to any poll site in your county.
DateDeadline Information


October 26Last day for board of elections to receive absentee ballot application by letter, telefax, or through the absentee request portal.
November 4Last day to apply IN-PERSON for absentee ballot.
November 5Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the local board of elections no later than November 12th.
November 5Last day to deliver ballot IN-PERSON to the local board of elections or to any poll site in your county.