Voter Registration Deadline nears for November 8, 2016 General Election
ALBANY, NY (10/06/2016)(readMedia)-- The State Board of Elections today reminds all state residents to register to vote for the November 8, 2016 general election. Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked by midnight, Friday, October 14th and received by a board of elections no later than October 19th to be valid for the upcoming general election.
Candidates for President, Vice-President, U.S. Senator, 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.
Residents who have moved to a new county 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 19th.
In addition, if you are already registered and you wish to change your party affiliation for next year's primary election your application must be received by October 14th.
The New York State Voter Registration Form can be used for all these purposes and can be downloaded from our website: www.elections.ny.gov. If you have a New York State DMV issued driver license, learner permit or Non-Driver ID, you may submit your registration information online at the DMV's website. You can also register or find forms at most state and federal government offices.
Persons who are unsure whether they are registered or wish to verify their current address may look-up their status on the State Board of Elections' website at: https://voterlookup.elections.state.ny.us/votersearch.aspx. They can also find their poll site at this same link.
Persons wanting to register in person may do so at their local county board of elections and at many state agency offices throughout the state, but must do so no later than October 14th, to be eligible to vote in the general election.
Lastly, new citizens and recently discharged military voters have a later deadline. If you have been honorably discharged from the military or have become a naturalized citizen after October 14th, you may register IN PERSON at your local board of elections until October 29th.
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: www.elections.ny.gov.