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New York Residents - Register Here!

Register to vote in New York!

DEADLINES!!  Applications must be postmarked no later than October 9, 2020 and received by a board of elections no later than October 14, 2020 to be eligible to vote in the General Election.

Information on how to register in person (County Boards of Elections, Department of Motor Vehicle offices if you have DMV i.d., and many other state offices) and several online options.

***Voter Registration forms are available in the Student Mailroom.***

Already registered in NY? Double Check Here!  You want to be sure your information is up to date.
          The site also gives you your regular in person Election Day poll site and your voting districts (local and Congressional).

Voting Absentee in NY (Register First!) 
            What is it?  Voting Absentee means a registered voter requests a paper ballot ahead of the election, fills it out (following the directions, very important!), and returns it in any of the ways described in "How, when, and where do I vote?" - WATCH THE DEADLINES!

  • Absentee Ballot DEADLINES
    • Absentee ballots must be requested by 10/27 (in person 11/2)  or postmarked by 10-27 (for most), and received by 11/3.
  • ***Absentee Ballot Applications are available in the Student Mailroom.***
  • Absentee Ballot Electronic Portal
  • COVID-19: "temporary illness includes being unable to appear due to risk of contracting or spreading a communicable disease like COVID-19."

Early voting in New York (Register First!)

Early voting in New York 10/24 through 11/1.  Site includes locations and times for each county.

For out of state voters

Changing voting location

Includes information on how to change the state you are registered in, e.g. from another state to New York.

What do I do if I will be studying or serving abroad during Election Day?

Overseas Ballot (Register First!)

If you will be out of the country on Election Day, this website gives information on how to obtain an overseas ballot so you can still participate in the election. 

Absentee Voting for U.S. Citizens Abroad - from the State Department

General Information for Everyone

Check these sites for voting regulations by state, as well as military and overseas voting.

Other sources:

Polling Place locator Check this page for Covid-19 election updates by state
Identification needed for registration
             Learn which documents you need to bring with you when you register!
Voting in College
            The voting process can seem overwhelming, but it is actually really easy!

Not sure if you're already registered? Find out here! It only takes a minute!


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