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Voter Registration and Education

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General Election: November 3
Deadline to Register: October 9

As part of the college's social justice initiative, we are encouraging the FIT community to learn about voter registration rights and to vote in the upcoming election.

Students living in New York City and attending the Fashion Institute of Technology, have the right to vote in New York.

FIT is partnering with TurboVote to make it easier than ever to get ready to vote.

If you have already registered to vote, you can still sign up to receive text or email reminders so you won’t miss the election. 

See you at the polls!

Register to Vote at TurboVote

About TurboVote: A product of the nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit Deomocracy Works, is a "one-stop shop" voter registration and engagement service. Through a seamless interface, users can:

  • Register to vote, request an absentee ballot, and/or update an address.  If a state does not permit registration online, they'll receive completed forms with stamped envelopes addressed to the local election office.
  • Track elections with text messages and email reminders. Users receive all the information needed to vote in every election, including poll locations, election dates, information on laws, and deadlines.
  • Ask for help through TurboVote's dedicated help desk.

Are you eligible?

To register to vote in the City of New York:

  • You must be a citizen of the United States. This includes those born in Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • You must be a New York City resident for at least 30 days.
  • You must be 18 years of age before the next election.
  • You must not be serving a jail sentence or be on parole for a felony conviction, unless you have received a pardon for voting purposes.
  • You must not be judged mentally incompetent by a court.
  • You must not claim the right to vote elsewhere (outside the City of New York).

For Non-New York Residents

If you would like to register in your home state there are a few resources you may use. Note that registration deadlines and eligibility requirements vary per state.

  • Visit the U.S. Election Assistance Commission website to download the National Voter Registration form. This is the one document that enables you to register to vote anywhere in the country.  It includes state specific instructions to assist you in filling out the form and getting it delivered to the proper address.
  • You will also find voter registration forms on TurboVote. TurboVote includes deadlines, easy-to-follow-directions, and a breakdown of the relevant laws.


Voter Education

» National Voter Registration Act
» County Boards of Elections 
» New York City Board of Elections 
» American Civil Liberties Union
» Can I Vote?

FIT Disability Support Services (FIT-ABLE) is a National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) voter registration site. If you have questions, contact:  

Gail Leech-Sims
[email protected]
Dubinsky Center, Room A570
(212) 217-4090