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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
  • Are at least 18 years old (you may pre-register at 16 or 17, but can't vote until you're 18)
  • Aren’t in prison or on parole for a felony conviction
  • Haven't been judged mentally incompetent by a court
  • 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.

DateDeadline Information
February 14Last day to change your political party to vote in the Primary.
July 29Last day to postmark an application to register to vote in the Primary. The Board of Elections must receive your application by August 3.
July 29Last day to register to vote in person to be eligible to vote in the Primary.
August 3Last day to request a change of address on your voter registration. The Board of Elections must receive your application by this date.

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

  • Agency: Board of Elections
  • Division: Vote Phone Bank
  • Phone Number: (866) 868-3692
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Staff is available through the automated phone system during business hours. Automated assistance is also available in Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish. Call volume is often high. If you receive a busy signal or can't get through, call back later.

The Vote Phone Bank is normally open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM but is offering extended hours on select days for the June Primary Election.

  • June 18: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • June 19: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • June 20: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • June 21: 9 AM to 8 PM
  • June 22: 9 AM to 8 PM
  • June 23: 9 AM to 6 PM
  • June 24: 7 AM to 5 PM
  • June 25: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • June 26: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • June 28 (ELECTION DAY): 6 AM to 9 PM

    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.

    While you must be at least 18 years old to vote, you may pre-register to vote if you're 16 or 17 and meet the other registration qualifications. If you pre-register, you will automatically be registered when you turn 18.

    You can pre-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 to preserve their voting rights.

    If you are a registered voter and want to join a political party for the first time or change your political party membership, your change of party enrollment must be received no later than February 14th of the year of the primary in which you wish to vote.

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

    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.

    • Agency: Board of Elections
    • Division: Vote Phone Bank
    • Phone Number: (866) 868-3692
    • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
    • Staff is available through the automated phone system during business hours. Automated assistance is also available in Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish. Call volume is often high. If you receive a busy signal or can't get through, call back later.

    Bronx

    • Agency: Board of Elections
    • Division: Bronx Board of Elections Borough Office
    • Address: 1780 Grand Concourse 5th Floor, Bronx, NY, 10457
    • Phone Number: (718) 299-9017
    • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

    Brooklyn

    • Agency: Board of Elections
    • Division: Brooklyn Board of Elections Borough Office
    • Address: 345 Adams Street, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY, 11201
    • Phone Number: (718) 797-8800
    • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

    Manhattan

    • Agency: Board of Elections
    • Division: Manhattan Board of Elections Borough Office
    • Address: 200 Varick Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY, 10014
    • Phone Number: (212) 886-2100
    • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

    Queens

    • Agency: Board of Elections
    • Division: Queens Board of Elections Borough Office
    • Address: 118-35 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills, NY, 11375
    • Phone Number: (718) 730-6730
    • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

    Staten Island

    • Agency: Board of Elections
    • Division: Staten Island Board of Elections Borough Office
    • Address: 1 Edgewater Plaza, 4th Floor, Staten Island, NY, 10305
    • Phone Number: (718) 876-0079
    • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

    Under a new bill approved by the New York City Council, any eligible non-citizen New Yorker would be able to start registering to vote as a “municipal voter” on December 9, 2022. Once registered, they could begin voting in local elections as of January 9, 2023.

    Non-citizens would be eligible to register if they:

    • Are a lawful permanent resident or authorized to work in the United States, and
    • Have been a resident of New York City for at least 30 consecutive days, and 
    • Meet all the qualifications for registering to vote under the Election Law other than U.S. citizenship.

    This includes DACA recipients, green card holders and people with workers permits.

    Registered municipal voters would be entitled to vote in any primary, special, general, or run-off election for Mayor, Comptroller, Public Advocate, Borough President, or Council Member, as well as on any local ballot initiative. 

    The Board of Elections (BOE) would implement this new system, which would include developing a new registration form specifically for municipal voters and giving them the opportunity to enroll in a political party so they can vote in local primary elections. 

    BOE will provide more information in the coming months.

    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

    • Agency: Board of Elections
    • Division: Vote Phone Bank
    • Phone Number: (866) 868-3692
    • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
    • Staff is available through the automated phone system during business hours. Automated assistance is also available in Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish. Call volume is often high. If you receive a busy signal or can't get through, call back later.

    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.

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