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Voter Education

Register to Vote Information

To register to vote in the City of New York:

  • You must be a citizen of the United States (Includes those persons 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 adjudged mentally incompetent by a court.
  • You must not claim the right to vote elsewhere (outside the City of New York).

You can register to vote by mail, in-person, or online via the Board of Elections website.

Register to Vote

» Voter Registration Application - English (.pdf) 
» Voter Registration Application - Spanish (.pdf)

Absentee Ballot Information

If you are unable to vote at your New York City polling place on election day, you may qualify to vote using an absentee ballot.

» Absentee Voting Form - English (.pdf)
» Absentee Voting Form - Spanish (.pdf)

More Information

Contact information for the county board of elections; and SBOE posts a roster of each county's board's contact information.  Campuses can locate their county's contact information here.

» New York City Board of Elections

» FIT Disability Support Services (FIT-ABLE) is a National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) voter registration site:

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

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