The deadline for voter registration is almost here
November elections are right around the corner — and the last day to register to vote in the general election is Friday, Oct. 11.
There is one more voting day left in the year: Nov. 5, when New Yorkers will go to the polls to vote for public advocate, Queens district attorney and a councilmember in the 45th City Council District, as well as on five ballot referendums to amend the City Charter.
How to register
With the deadline fast approaching, here are three different ways to register:
- Online: Here, here and here.
- In person: If you are brave enough to wait at your local DMV. You can find the nearest one here.
- By mail: Download a Voter Registration Form here, which comes with the mailing address for your local Board of Elections. But, be warned: the form must be received by the city’s Board of Elections by Oct. 16. And you can’t control snail mail…
Not sure if you are a registered voter?
If you are unsure, here’s a handy tool to check. It takes less time than brushing your teeth (unless you’re brushing your teeth wrong).
Where to vote
It’s a big city. Figuring out where you can vote can sometimes be the hardest part of exercising your 26th Amendment right — so do it ahead of time. Find your poll site by clicking here.
For the first time this year, New York will allow registered voters to cast their ballots ahead of the one-day bananza that has a history of bringing out long lines and low turnout.
Early voting is slated to begin Oct. 26 and run through Nov. 3. Your early voting poll site will be assigned by the state Board of Elections and may be different from where you would normally vote on Election Day — so make sure to double check here on the day you decide to head to the polls.
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