New York does not have Same Day Registration or Election Day Registration.
New York voter registration deadlines
Register to vote (online): Received by October 9, 2020
Register to vote (by mail): Postmarked by October 9, 2020
Register to vote (in person): Received by October 9, 2020
Check your New York voter registration status
If you can't remember if you're registered to vote, or you want to make sure your information is correct, you can check your New York registration using the New York voter registration lookup tool.
If you're not registered to vote, or you need to update your voter registration information, follow the instructions below.
New York voter registration rules
To register in New York you must:
be a citizen of the United States
be a resident of New York and the county, city, or village for at least 30 days before Election Day
be 18 years old by December 31 of the year you register and 18 years old by Election Day to vote (you may pre-register if you are 16)
if you have been convicted of a felony, you must have completed prison and parole. If still on parole, your voting rights may have been restored by the governor- check your rights restoration status here: https://publicapps.doccs.ny.gov/ParoleeLookup/default
not currently be judged incompetent by a court
not claim the right to vote elsewhere
Register to vote online in New York
You must include your New York driver's license number or New York state ID number and the last 4 digits of your social security number with your online voter registration application.
Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your NY driver’s license number. If you don't have one, enter the last 4 digits of your social security number. If you have neither, write “NONE” in this box.
Box 7 - Choice of Party: You must register with a party if you want to vote in that party’s primary election or caucus.
Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store: just ask the cashier to sell you one.
Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your Local Election Office.
Your voter registration form must be postmarked by October 9, 2020