Register to vote

See below on information and links on how to register to vote in the City of New York

Board of Elections in the City of New York

Register to vote:

To register to vote in the City of New York, you must:

  1. Be a citizen of the United States (Includes those persons born in Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
  2. Be a New York City resident for at least 30 days.
  3. Be 18 years of age before the next election.
  4. Not be serving a jail sentence or be on parole for a felony conviction.
  5. Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court.
  6. Not claim the right to vote elsewhere (outside the City of New York).

Although you can register any time during the year, your form must be delivered or mailed at least 25 days before the next election for it to be effective for that election.


If you have a valid ID from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, you can register to vote online at


You can register to vote in person at one of the Board of Elections offices


A Voter Registration Form from the New York City Board of Elections may be obtained in the following ways:

Download the Voter Registration Application:

Call the Phone Bank at 1.866.VOTE.NYC and they will send you a postage-paid registration form in the mail.

You may also obtain Registration Forms from libraries, Post Offices, and most New York City Government agencies.

  • Fill out a Voter Registration Application using only a pen with blue or black ink
  • Be sure to sign the form.
  • Mail (DO NOT FAX) the Voter Registration Form to:
    Board of Elections in the City of New York
    32 Broadway, 7 Fl
    New York, NY 10004-1609