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Election 2020: Registration

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Register to vote here

Exercise your right as an American citizen — register to vote. You can also use this online service to join a political party, change your party designation, or update your name and address on file with the Board of Elections.

To register to vote you must:

  • 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);

  • Be a resident of this state and the county, city or village for at least 30 days before the election;

  • Not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction (unless parolee pardoned or restored rights of citizenship);

  • Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court;

  • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

To register online, you will need:

  • NYS driver license, permit, or non-driver ID card

  • ZIP Code currently on record with the DMV

  • Social security number

Questions about Voting?

Vote.org is a great resource to answer questions that you may have about absentee ballots, your polling place etc.