GOVERNOR CUOMO REMINDS NEW YORKERS TO REGISTER TO VOTE BY FRIDAY FOR PRIMARIES IN NEW YORK
Deadline to Register to Vote is August 18
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo reminded New York State residents today that this Friday, August 18, is the deadline to register to be able to vote in next month's political primaries.
Applications must be postmarked no later than August 18 and received by a Board of Elections no later than August 23 for people to be eligible to vote in the primary. New Yorkers can easily register to vote, or change their enrollment information, by using the state's online voter registration application service on the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles' website.
Customers must enter information from their New York State driver license, permit, or non-driver ID, their date of birth, current zip code, last four digits of their Social Security Number, and their email address. The information provided is validated to ensure accuracy and security.
Previously, New Yorkers needed to sign up to create a MyDMV account to register to vote online. Last year, a new site was created that allows applicants to simply visit the voter registration application page on the DMV website.
To be eligible to vote in New York, you need to:
be a United States citizen;
be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you file the form (note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote);
live at your present address at least 30 days before an election;
not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction and;
not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court;
not claim the right to vote elsewhere.