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General Information for Everyone

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

Election Dates and Deadlines for all states
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!

New York Residents

Register to vote in New York!

Includes 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.

New York voter registration and poll site search

Voting Absentee in NY

  • 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 Electronic Portal
  • COVID-19: "temporary illness includes being unable to appear due to risk of contracting or spreading a communicable disease like COVID-19."


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

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


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