- Who is eligible
To register to vote, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen,
- Be 18 years
old by December 31 of the year in which you file form. (Note: You must be 18 years
old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to
- Live at your present address for at least 30 days
before an election.
- Not be in jail or parole for a felony
- Not claim the right to vote elsewhere.
- How do I register to vote?
You can register to vote by:
- Using the Voter
Registration Form (PDF format)* on this
- Stopping by the Political Action Department to
pick up a voter registration form, or
- Contacting the Board
of Elections at (212) NYC-VOTE.
registered, am I registered forever?
No. You will also need to re-register
to vote if:
- You have not voted in the
last four years,
- You want to select a political party,
- You want to change your political party,
have changed your name, or
- You have moved.
should I enroll in a political party?
If you are enrolled in a political party, you may vote in that partys primary
election and help select the candidates who will run on that partys ticket
in the general election. In addition, you may sign party petitions to get the
party candidate on the ballot.
am a felon, can I vote??
All individuals who have been convicted of a felony have the right to vote or
will have their voting rights restored if he/she is not serving a jail sentence
and has completed serving his/her parole for a felony conviction.
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