Registering to Vote
- be a citizen of the United States.
- be 18 years of age by December 31 of the year in which you register. NOTE: but in order to vote, you must be 18 years old by the day of the election in which you want to vote.
- be a resident of the county 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 claim the right to vote elsewhere.
You need to re-register to vote if:
- you move out of the county
- change your name
- change your party enrollment
If you move within your county, call your county board of elections for specific instructions.
HOW DO I INDICATE MY CHOICE OF A PARTY?
You use the same form as you do for registering to vote, in the party enrollment section, select the box for the party you wish to enroll in.
You can register in person at your county board of elections on any business day, except election day, electronically on the NY DMV web site. If you want to vote in an election, you must mail or deliver or electronically submit this form to your county board of elections no later than 25 days before the election in which you want to vote. Your eligibility to vote will be based on the date you file this form, and your county board will notify you of your eligibility.