DEADLINE: Friday, October 12, 2012 – Last Day of Voter Registration in NY
This Friday, October 12, 2012 is the final day to register to vote in New York State for the November 6 General Election. New York State makes it easy and simple to register to vote.
MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3)
Applications must be postmarked no later than October 12th and received by a board of elections no later than October 17th to be eligible to vote in the General Election.
IN PERSON REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Sections 5-210, 5-211, 5-212)
You may register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year but, to be eligible to vote in the November General Election, your application must be received no later than October 12th except, if you have been honorably discharged from the military or have become a naturalized citizen since October 12th, you may register in person at the board of elections up until October 26th.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-208(3)
Notices of change of address from registered voters received by October 17th by a county board of elections must be processed and entered in the records in time for the General Election.
List of New York State Approved Agencies where you can register to vote:
Residents also have the opportunity to register to vote at a wide variety of other New York State agencies. This component of the National Voter Registration Act is called the “Agency-Based Voter Registration Program,” and it provides registration opportunities when applying for services or assistance at state agencies.
In addition to the Department of Motor Vehicles, you may apply to register to vote at any of the following New York State agency offices.
- Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
- City Universities of New York(CUNY)
- Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
- Department of Health - WIC Program
- Department of Labor
- Department of Social Services
- Department of State
- Division of Veterans’ Affairs
- Military Recruiting Offices
- Office for the Aging
- Office of Mental Health
- Office For People With Developmental Disabilities
- State Universities of New York(SUNY)
- Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities
- Workers’ Compensation Board
Mail-In Voter Registration Applications can be obtained from any of the New York State Agencies listed in the Agency-Based section of this page. You may also obtain a voter registration application by calling your county board of elections, 1-800-FOR-VOTE or, by filling out the on-line voter application request form.
For more information and voter registrations forms visit New York State Board of Elections.