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How can I register to vote?
Even during the Covid-19 pandemic, there are safe and easy ways to register to vote in New York:
Am I eligible to register to vote?
In order to register to vote you must:
I think I am already registered to vote. How can I find out?
You can check your voter registration status online, or by calling the Board of Elections at 866-868-3692.
When do I have to register to vote?
Registration forms sent through the mail (including forms created through the NYC Votes TurboVote platform). In New York, voters must be registered 25 days before an election to be able to vote in that election. If you are planning to register to vote by mail it would be best to do so as soon as possible, given possible delays with the United States Postal Service.
What if I have moved since the last time I voted?
You should update your voter registration with a new address or name change. Making these changes is simple.
If the change of address was not processed (or never submitted), and you have moved within New York, you still have the right to vote! You may cast an affidavit ballot at your assigned poll site for your new address. This applies to voters who moved within the same county (e.g., from one Brooklyn (Kings County) address to another Brooklyn address) or between counties (e.g., from Queens to the Bronx). When casting an affidavit ballot due to an address change, the affidavit ballot will be used to update your voter registration for future elections.