You can register to vote in New York City if you:

  • Are a U.S. Citizen
  • Have been a New York City resident for at least 30 days
  • Will be at least 18 years of age before the next election
  • Aren’t in prison for a felony conviction
  • Don’t claim the right to vote elsewhere

The New York City Board of Elections (BOE) must receive your new registration form at least 25 days before the next election for it to be effective for that election.

Upcoming Elections

The last day to register in order to vote in the November 5, 2019 General Election was Friday, October 11, 2019.

To confirm your registration status, registered home address, and political party, you need to verify your identity, location, and date of birth.

Online

Check your voter registration status.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

You can register online, by mail, or in person.

Online

Register to vote.

By Mail

You can mail your completed registration form to the BOE.

Complete and sign the form and mail it to:

Board of Elections
32 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10004-1609

In Person

You can submit your completed voter registration form at a Board of Elections office.

Unless otherwise noted, BOE borough offices are open Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM, except on Election Day when their hours are 6 AM to 9 PM.

The address and the political party listed on your voter registration form determines both your poll site and the contests in which you are eligible to vote.

Because of the role the home address plays in the electoral system, New York State law requires all registered voters to notify the Board of Elections within 25 days of a change of address or party affiliation to preserve their voting rights.

You can report a change in your home address or party affiliation online or complete and submit the New York State Voter Registration Form by mail or in person.

The BOE must receive your updated registration at least 25 days before the next election for it to be effective for that election.

Online

Update your registration.

By Mail

You can mail your completed registration form to the BOE.

Complete and sign the form and mail it to:

Board of Elections
32 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10004-1609

In Person

You can submit your completed voter registration form at a Board of Elections office.

Unless otherwise noted, BOE borough offices are open Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM, except on Election Day when their hours are 6 AM to 9 PM.

You can get registration forms in multiple languages online, in person, or by mail. You can use these forms to register for the first time or update your address or political party.

Online

Get voter registration forms.

In Person

Visit a Board of Elections office to pick up a form.

By Mail 

You can receive a voter registration form by mail.

Call 311 for assistance.

Unless otherwise noted, Borough of Elections offices are open Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM, except on Election Day when their hours are 6 AM to 9 PM.

Bronx BOE Borough Office
1780 Grand Concourse, 5th Floor
Bronx, NY, 10457

Brooklyn BOE Borough Office
345 Adams Street, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Manhattan BOE Office
200 Varick Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY, 10014

Queens BOE Office
118-35 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills, NY, 11375

Staten Island BOE Office
1 Edgewater Plaza, 4th Floor
Staten Island, NY, 10305

Call 311 if you need more help.

All voters must meet age, citizenship, and residency requirements. You must also be registered to vote.

If you have a criminal record, there may be more requirements for you to be able to vote.

There are no additional requirements if you:

  • Are in jail for a misdemeanor charge
  • Have been convicted of a misdemeanor
  • Are on probation
  • Have completed your maximum prison sentence
  • Have been discharged from parole on any charge

If you are on parole, you must get a Certificate of Relief or a Certificate of Conduct to restore your voting rights. You must also register again. To learn about getting Certificate of Relief or a Certificate of Conduct, visit the Certificate of Conduct page.

If you are in prison or jail for a felony, you cannot vote.

If you are awaiting arraignment, trial, or sentencing at the New York City Department of Correction, you are eligible to vote.

Online

Learn about voting rights for people with a criminal record or inmates of Department of Correction.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

Re-Registering to Vote after Prison

If you were in prison for a felony, the Board of Elections was notified and your name was removed from the voting rolls.

When you have completed your maximum sentence or been discharged from parole, you need to register again to vote.

Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot for a DOC Inmate

You can get voter registration forms and absentee ballot applications from the law libraries, counseling units, chaplains’ offices and program wagons in the New York City Department of Correction.

When you register to vote, you should use your permanent home address as your residence. Do not provide the address of the jail, except as your mailing address.

You can get help if you:

  • Need more information about registering
  • Have questions about your registration status
  • Need a replacement registration card

Call 311 for assistance.

Voter Name Not in Poll Book

If you believe you are registered to vote and your name doesn't appear in the poll book on Election Day, you are entitled to receive an affidavit ballot.

You can complete and submit the ballot at your poll site. The NYC Board of Elections will notify you by mail whether or not your ballot was counted.