Register to vote

The Presidential Election is just six weeks away we all have to make sure every eligible American voter can exercise their right to be heard at the ballot box. 

So today Americans celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a massive cross-country effort to register voters in advance of Election Day this November 3rd. 

National Voter Registration Day is the right day to get registered.  

  • If you are not registered to vote, you must do so by October 9th! Go to, or call 1-866-868-3692, to check your registration & register if necessary.
  • New York offers online voter registration.
  • You should know: you need a NY state driver license, permit or non-driver ID issued by the DMV to use New York's online voter registration system AND a social security number. The address listed on your ID needs to match where you're registering to vote. If you don't have a New York-issued ID, or prefer to register at a different address, you can still register by mail to vote.
  • You can register online to vote until Friday, October 9, 2020.
  • Early Voting will be available from October 24th -- November 1st.  

Absentee Ballots: Apply ASAP
Click on this link to apply online for a general absentee ballot for the November 3rd election. 

 Remember: if you applied for an absentee ballot for the primary election, you must apply again for the general election. Deadline to request an absentee ballot: October 27th. 

The NYC Board of Elections has begun mailing out absentee ballots. The BOE now provides an Absentee Ballot Tracking System. Click here to check the status of your application and track your ballot. The system is updated every 24 hours, and applications take up to 72 hours to be entered. 

Key Dates

Election day is Nov. 3

Registration deadlines

Online: Oct. 9

By mail: Postmarked by Oct. 9

In person: Oct. 9

Absentee ballot deadlines

Request: Oct. 27

Return by mail: Postmarked by Nov. 3

Return in person: Nov. 3 by 9:00 p.m.

Early voting

Oct. 24 - Nov. 1, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live