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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.

Date
Deadline Information
October 9          
Last day to postmark an application to register to vote. It must be received no later than October 14.
October 9
Last day to register to vote in person.
October 14
Last day to request a change of an address on your voter registration. The Board of Elections must receive your application by this date.
October 24
Last day to register as a military voter in person if you serve in the U.S. Military or are a spouse or dependent of someone serving in the U.S. military.
October 24
Last day to register in person if you were honorably discharged from the U.S. Military or have become a naturalized U.S. Citizen after October 9.

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.

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

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.