More information: https://www.ny.gov/services/register-vote
Online registration form: https://voterreg.dmv.ny.gov/MotorVoter/. You will need your NYS driver's license, permit, or non-driver ID card, and social security number.
A New York State driver license, permit, or non-driver ID card and social secrutiy number is required.
If you do not have a DMV or social security number, you may use a valid photo ID, a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or some other government document that shows your name and address.
If the County Board of Elections is unable to verify your identity when you register, you will be asked for ID when you vote for the first time. Otherwise, you will not need to bring any ID to the polls.
In order to apply for and receive an absentee ballot, you must meet one of the following requirements:
Absent from your county or, if a resident of New York City absent from said city, on Election Day.
Applications for Absentee Ballots are available at your county board of elections.
You may also download a PDF version of the New York State Absentee Ballot Application Form
In New York City and the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess and Erie, POLLS OPEN AT 6 AM - CLOSE AT 9 PM. In all other counties, POLLS OPEN AT 12 NOON and CLOSE AT 9 PM.
Polls are open from 6 am - 9 pm.
Many organizations offer free rides to polling places. Some of these include:
The New York State Board of Elections is committed to providing exemplary assistance to all voters, including those with access needs. Any voter who requests assistance is entitled to receive it, regardless of the reason.
In addition to poll worker training, we also strive to serve all voters by creating accessible polling places.
The New York State Board of Elections has also made registering to vote accessible to all voters by offering multiple methods for completing a Voter Registration Form on their Voter Registration page.
NYC Voters' Guide - nonpartisan guide to candidates and referenda on the ballot: https://www.nyccfb.info/voterguide.
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
Find useful voter information including:
Librarians from the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT), a Round Table of the American Library Association (ALA), created these reference guides. These guides are intended for informational purposes only and are not in any way intended to be legal advice.