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Register to Vote in New York

Registering Online

You can use the DMV Electronic Voter Registration Application to register to vote or to update the information you have on file with the New York State Board of Elections.

Updated information could include providing your County or City Board of Elections with your new name and address or changing a party enrollment. We forward completed applications to the appropriate County or City Board of Elections for approval and processing. Learn more about Electronic Voter Registration.

To register you will need

  • your New York State DMV issued driver license, permit or Non-Driver ID
    • it must be your most recently issued document - you will need the ID Number and document number (See Sample Documents)
  • the ZIP Code currently on record with the DMV
  • the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number (SSN)


Register to vote or update your voter registration information


By mail

To register by mail, visit the New York State Board of Elections website to download a Voter Registration Form. The form provides the mailing address for your local Board of Elections. 

In person

You can register to vote at your county board of elections, or at a New York State Agency - Based registration center.  The New York State Board of Elections website has. Visit the Voter Registration webpage at the New York State Board of Elections for more information.

Check Your Registration Status

Registering Online

To check your registration status, you can submit a few pieces of basic info at the New York State Board of Elections website. You will need to supply your:

  • Full name
  • County
  • Date of birth
  • Zip code

Formerly Incarcerated?

As of May 4, 2021, New York has changed its law to restore voting rights to all people who are not currently incarcerated for a felony conviction. That means tens of thousands of New Yorkers serving parole and probation are guaranteed the right to vote. To learn more, visit the Restore Your Vote Guide from the League of Women Voters.

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