There are more than 5.5 million registered voters in NYC. Are you one of them?
You must be registered to vote to cast your ballot. The deadline to register for the November 2nd election is October 8th. So don’t wait!
Registering to vote in NYC
Here’s everything you need to know about registering to vote in NYC.
You are eligible to register to vote if you are:
- a U.S. citizen
- a New York City resident for at least 30 days
- at least 16 years old (you can pre-register to vote at 16 or 17, but you must be 18 to vote)
How to Register
There are several ways to register to vote. Here are your options:
If you have a New York State ID
You can register to vote online with the New York Department of Motor Vehicles. You will need a valid NYS driver license, permit, or non-driver ID, along with the last four digits of your social security number to begin.
If you do not have a New York State ID
You can complete a voter registration form and mail it to the Board of Elections. You can also visit your Borough Board of Elections office to register in person.
No state ID and no printer?
With TurboVote, you can digitally fill out a form and have them print and mail it to you, so you can sign and return to the Board of Elections. The platform also works on mobile, so you don’t even need a computer.
Pre-register to vote in NYC
If you are 16 or 17 years old, you can pre-register to vote! After pre-registering, you will automatically become registered on your 18th birthday. What could be a better present than that?
To pre-register, just follow the instructions above on registering to vote in NYC.
Translated Voter Registration Forms
The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs has provided additional translations of voter registration forms in the following languages. These forms must be completed in English.
Voter Registration DeadlineFri, October 8, 2021
Absentee ballot request deadlineMon, October 18, 2021
Early VotingSat, October 23, 2021 - Sun, October 31, 2021
General Election DayTue, November 2, 2021