How to Register

Voter Registration

To be qualified to be a voter in New York State you must:
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be 18 years old by the date of the primary, general or other election (you may submit a registration as a 16 or 17 year old, and it will become active at 18)
  • Live at your present address at least 30 days before an election
  • Not be in jail or on parole for a felony conviction (unless pardoned or restored to the rights of citizenship by the governor)
  • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere

Register Online at the MYDMV website. 

Download a PDF copy and send it to the Board of Elections on the back of the form.
  • Voter Registration Form (8.5 inches by 14 inches) (PDF)
  • Voter Registration Form (8.5 inches by 11 inches) (PDF)
  • Military and Overseas Registration (PDF)

Registration Form Instructions