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You must be registered to vote to cast your ballot. The deadline to register for the June 27 primary election is June 17. So don’t wait!
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Check your voter registration status with the voter look up tool from the State Board of Elections

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Registering to vote in NYC

Here’s everything you need to know about registering to vote in NYC. 

Eligibility

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

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.

বাংলা 繁體中文 한국어 Español العربية
Polski Kreyòl Ayisyen Français Русский язык اردو
Eλληνικά Italiano Tagalog Shqip אידיש

 

Key Dates

  • Deadline to change your political party

    Tue, February 14, 2023
  • Absentee ballot request deadline (online)

    Mon, June 12, 2023
  • Voter Registration Deadline

    Sat, June 17, 2023
  • Deadline to update your address

    Sat, June 17, 2023

Top FAQs

Do I need to update my voter registration if I move?

Yes! When you move, you should change your address with the Board of Elections by submitting a new voter registration form. Complete the section labeled “Voting information that has changed” by entering your old address. If you would like to become a member of a political party, or remain a member of your current political party, make sure to select your political party on your registration. In order to vote in the June 27 primary election, your change of address must be received by the Board of Elections by June 7.

Do I have to join a political party when I register?

No. You do not have to join a political party when you register to vote. However, only members of political parties are eligible to vote in primary elections. So if you’d like to vote in primary elections for a particular party, you should join that party when you register. Learn more about primary elections.

Can I change my party affiliation after I register to vote?

Yes! To update your party affiliation, you must submit a new voter registration form. On your form, make sure to select the political party that you would like to join. You must update your registration by February 14 in order to change parties before a primary election.

Can I register to vote if I have a felony conviction?

If you are currently on probation or parole, you have the right to vote.