Voter Registration Deadline nears for State & Local Primary Election

ALBANY, NY (08/14/2014)(readMedia)-- The State Board of Elections today reminds all state residents to register to vote for the September 9, 2014 state and local primary election. Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked by midnight, August 15th and received by a board of elections no later than August 20th to be valid for the upcoming primary election. There are several primary contests throughout the state including for Governor, Lt. Governor, State Senate, State Assembly and Judicial delegates. Check the candidate and party list on the State Board of Elections' website ( or with your local board of elections. The voter registration form can be downloaded from our website: If you have an established account at the Department of Motor Vehicles you may register at 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 August 20th. Persons who are unsure whether they are registered, or wish to verify their current address, may check their status at the State Board's 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 August 15th, to be eligible to vote in the primary. For more information on registering to vote in New York State, call your county board of elections or 518-474-1953 or visit the State Board's website: