You can register to vote online, in-person, or by mail.
Online via DMV
If you have a valid ID from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, you can register to vote online.
Download the application, complete the form, sign it, and mail it to:
Board of Elections
32 Broadway, 7 Fl
New York, NY 10004-1609
Your form must be received no later than 10 days before the election you want to vote in.
Please note: we cannot accept any kind of digital or Adobe-generated signature.
You may also obtain Registration Forms from libraries, post offices, and most New York City government agencies, or ask us to send you an application in the mail. Call 1-866-VOTE-NYC (1-866-868-3692) or email your mailing address to [email protected] with the name of your borough in the subject line.
Keep Your Registration Current
If you move, you should notify the Board of Elections in the City of New York as soon as possible, by re-registering.
Your residence address determines the particular contests in which you are eligible to vote. Because of the role that one's address plays in the electoral system, New York State law requires voters to notify the Board of Elections within 25 days of an address change to preserve their voting rights.
Controls for Keeping a Registration Current
The Board has developed two programs:
- The Board of Elections compares its file of registered voters to a file received from the United States Postal Service (USPS) of people who have submitted a change of address. For voters that match, the Board of Elections sends a confirmation notice to indeed verify if the voter has moved.
- Reports received by city/state agencies (Mental Health, Corrections, Health Dept., Motor Vehicles, etc.) as mechanisms for keeping the voter registry current.