It’s National Voter Registration Day. Here’s where you can sign up
It’s National Voter Registration Day! Maybe that’s not as exciting as, say, National Fun At Work Day or National Spumoni Day (real things, by the way) — but that’s only because it’s more exciting; it’s a celebration of civic duty. What’s more fun than civic duty?
To mark the occasion, the Brooklyn Eagle is here to help get you signed up to vote.
Voter registration drives
In recognition of National Voter Registration Day, Mayor Bill de Blasio and DemocracyNYC announced a week of action Monday, during which more than a dozen city agencies will be hosting voter registration drives citywide.
More than 24 Human Resources Administration Job and SNAP Centers will be hosting voter registration drives, too. Find out where those are happening here.
IDNYC Centers across the five boroughs will also be providing voter registration materials for those signing up or renewing their IDNYC, starting Thursday. Here’s a list of enrollment centers.
The City University of New York is also pitching in this week. CUNY will host voter registration drives at 20 of its campuses across the five boroughs — and will apparently include some sort of “Wheel of Fortune”-style game show on “Why you should vote.”
Register online/by mail
You can register to vote online here, here, or here. Or you can visit the New York State Board of Elections website to download a Voter Registration Form, which comes with the the mailing address for your local Board of Elections. (You can also go to the DMV, if you’re feeling brave.)
Think you’re already registered?
You can double-check here. It only takes 30 seconds.
Why are you telling me this?
Every year, New Yorkers are turned away from poll sites because they’re not registered. We don’t want you to be one of them.
To vote in the upcoming general election, you must be registered by Oct. 11.
For the first time in New York’s history, voters will have the opportunity to vote early, from Oct. 26 through Nov. 3, as well as on Election Day, Nov. 5.
Citywide elections this year include races for public advocate, Queens district attorney, Council District 45 in Brooklyn and five ballot referendums to amend the City Charter.
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