The deadline to register to vote in Sept. 12 state and local primary elections is Friday.

Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked by midnight and received by the State Board of Elections no later than Aug. 23. New Yorkers who wish to register in-person may do so at their county Board of Elections and at other state agency offices, but must do so no later than Friday.

The voter registration form can be downloaded from our website: www.elections.ny.gov.

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To be eligible to vote in New York, one must:

  • be a United States citizen;
  • be 18 years old by Dec. 31 of the year in which you file the form (note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote);
  • live at your present address at least 30 days before an election;
  • not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction and;
  • not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court;
  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

For more information on registering to vote in New York State, individuals should call their county Board of Elections or the State Board of Elections at 518-474-1953. Information also is available online at www.elections.ny.gov.