Who can register to vote?

To register to vote in New York City, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a New York City resident for at least 30 days
  • Be 18 years of age by the end of the year (but you must be 18 on Election Day to vote)
  • Not be incarcerated or on parole for a felony conviction
  • Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court
  • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere (outside New York City)
NYS DMV: register to vote online
NYC Board of Elections: print and mail registration form

Check Registration Status

Not sure if you're registered? Check your registration status at the NYS Board of Elections website.