New York

21% of 18-29 year olds voted in New York in 2022*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

The New York voter registration deadline is October 26, 2024. Voters can apply online, in-person, or by mailing a completed application that was requested online or printed.

Check Registration Status

Check your New York voter registration status here.



In order to register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of New York and the county, city or village for at least 30 days before Election Day, be 18 years old by Election Day, not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction (unless parolee pardoned or restored rights of citizenship), not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court, and not claim the right to vote anywhere else.

  • You may pre-register to vote if you are 16 or 17, but you cannot vote until you are 18.
  • College students have a choice of whether they want to vote in New York or vote in their home state. You may only be registered and vote at one location.


The deadline to register to vote in New York for the General Election is October 26, 2024.


Voter Registration Process

There are three methods of voter registration in New York: online, mail in a printable application or requested application, or in-person.

  • Further voter registration information for New York can be found here.

This page was last updated on July 19, 2023.

Questions? Contact us here.

New York offers in-person, absentee, and early voting in the 2024 General Election.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

In New York, you must have a reason to be eligible to vote by mail. Eligible reasons to apply for an absentee ballot can be found here. Click here to access New York’s absentee voting application.

  • The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is 15 days before the election (October 21, 2024) and in person is the day before the election (November 4, 2024).
  • Absentee ballots must be delivered in-person to the Board of Elections by 9pm on Election Day. If you are returning your absentee ballot by mail, your ballot must be postmarked by November 5, 2024.
  • Further absentee/by-mail voting information for New York can be found here.

Early Voting

New York offers early voting.

  • Early voting begins 10 days before Election Day (October 26, 2024) and ends 2 days before the election (November 3, 2024).

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.


Election Day Practices

On Election Day, the polls are open 6am-9pm.

  • If you are a new voter who is registering by mail, you may be required to show identification when you go to vote for the first time.
  • Further New York voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated on July 19, 2023.

Questions? Contact us here.