Voter Registration Deadline Nears for Presidential Primary Election

ALBANY, NY (03/19/2016)(readMedia)-- The State Board of Elections today reminds all state residents to register to vote for the April 19th, 2016 Presidential Primary election. Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked by midnight, March 25th and received by a board of elections no later than March 30th to be valid for the upcoming Presidential Primary election.

The deadline for any registered voter wishing to change their enrollment for the purpose of voting in a specific party's primary election(s) in 2016 has already passed. Such a request was to have been submitted not later than October 9th, 2015.

You can check the State Board of Elections' website ( or contact your local board of elections for more information on what contests will be on the ballot.

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 March 30th.

Persons who are unsure whether they are registered, wish to verify their current address, or find out where to vote, may look-up this information 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 March 25th, to be eligible to vote in the Presidential Primary 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: