Voter Registration Deadline Nears for General Election (UPDATED)

ALBANY, NY (10/03/2014)(readMedia)-- The State Board of Elections today reminds all state residents to register to vote for the November 4th, 2014 general election . Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked by midnight, October 10th and received by a board of elections no later than October 15th to be valid for the upcoming general election.

Candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Comptroller, U.S. House of Representatives, NYS Senate, NYS Assembly and State Supreme Court Justice as well as other local offices will be on the ballot this year, along with three statewide ballot propositions. You can check the State Board of Elections' website ( or contact your local board of elections for more information.

The voter registration form can be downloaded from our website: Alternatively, if you have an established account at the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles, you may register online at their MyDMV site. You can also register or find forms at most state and federal government offices. Residents who have moved to a new county within the state are reminded that they must re-register from their new address. Those who are currently registered and have moved to a new address in the same county should notify their county board of elections in writing of their move no later than October 15th.

Persons who are unsure whether they are registered, or wish to verify their current address, may look-up their status at our website:

New Yorkers wanting to register in-person may do so at their county boards of elections and at many state agency offices throughout the state, but must do so no later than October 10th, to be eligible to vote in the general election.

For more information on registering to vote in New York State, call your county board of elections or 518-474-1953 or visit our website:

CORRECTION - A previous version of this press release incorrectly stated the in-person deadline for voter registration as October 24th instead of October 10th.