Voting In New York

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 12, 2018

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

ID REQUESTED. First-time registrants are asked to provide a New York Driver's License or Non-Driver State ID Number, or the last four digits of their social security number. If you have never been issued either one of those you must include a copy of a valid photo ID, a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or some other government document that shows your name and address. Voters who do not provide this information will be asked for it when they vote for the first time.

NOTE: ID REQUIRED to register to vote online.

Online Registration?

YES. Voters can register to vote and update their information ONLINE. Voters must have a valid New York Driver's License or non-driver State ID, the last four digits of their social security number, and the Zip Code currently on file to register online.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Twenty-five (25) days before Election Day.

NOTE: Victims of domestic violence who would like their voter registration information to be confidential can apply to the Supreme, County, or Family Court in your county for an order granting confidentiality. Take a copy of that order to your local Board of Elections when you register to vote.

Paper Form Registration

Voters who want to find out about registering in-person, or who need more information can go HERE. Or they can contact their County Board of Elections.

Registration Form (English)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Postmarked twenty-five (25) days before Election Day.
In-Person: Close of business twenty-five (25) days before Election Day.
Change of Address: Received twenty (20) days before Election Day.

NOTE: Victims of domestic violence who would like their voter registration information to be confidential can apply to the Supreme, County, or Family Court in your county for an order granting confidentiality. Take a copy of that order to your local Board of Elections when you register to vote.

Election Day Registration

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all New York voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to enact automatic voter registration in New York.

Pre-Register Youth?

LIMITED. Voters who will be eighteen (18) before the end of the calendar year and on or before the Election may register.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16).

Have you moved?

If a registered voter has moved within the state of New York but has not updated their voter registration information.

NEW Addresss, SAME Polling Place
Voters can vote at their usual polling place after confirming their change of address regardless of how close to the election they moved.

NEW Address, SAME City/County, NEW Polling Place
Voters may vote an affidavit ballot at their new polling place which will be counted if Election Workers confirm the voter was still registered at their old address when voting at their new polling place.

NEW City/County
Voters should update their voter registration before the registration deadline, but may be able to vote an Affidavit Ballot at their new polling place.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

ID REQUESTED. First time registrants who registered by mail, but did not provide identification will be asked to provide a valid photo ID, utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document that shows the voter's name and address when they vote. Voters who cannot provide ID may still vote an affidavit ballot.

Absentee Voting?

LIMITED. Only QUALIFIED voters may vote by absentee ballot. Voters can check HERE to see if they qualify.

For more information on absentee voting, voters should go HERE. Or they can contact their County Board of Elections.

Absentee Ballot Application (English)
Absentee Ballot Application (Spanish)

APPLICATION DEADLINE
By mail: Received seven (7) days before Election Day.
In-Person: The day before Election Day.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow "No-Excuse Absentee Voting" for all New York voters.

Vote-by-Mail?

LIMITED. Only Absentee Voters may Vote-by-Mail. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand Vote-by-Mail to all voters in New York.

Early Voting?

LIMITED. Only Absentee Voters may vote early In-Person. They may apply for an absentee ballot In-Person at their County Board of Elections and vote that ballot in the same trip.

See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand In-Person Early Voting to more locations and to all New York voters.

Youth Vote in Primary?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before any Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in New York should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in New York.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for more information on registering to vote and voting in New York.

Felony conviction?

Voters convicted of a felony will have their right to vote automatically restored after:

  • completing their term of incarceration
  • completing their parole

NOTE: Voters on probation may register to vote and vote. Click HERE for more info.

ADDITIONAL INFO
• Voters can use the Campaign Legal Center's website to Restore Your Vote.
• Voters who lost their right to vote MUST re-register to vote.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should go HERE or check with your County Board of Elections for more information.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.