You have until Friday (10/13) to register to vote in next month's general election. 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is reminding New York State residents that this Friday October 13, is the last day to register to be eligible to vote in next month's general election.

Applications must be postmarked no later than October 13 and received by the New York State Board of Elections no later than October 18.

New Yorkers can easily apply to register to vote, or change their enrollment information, by using the state's online voter registration application service on the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles' website.

Governor Cuomo said:

Voting is essential to democracy, and we urge all New Yorkers to register to vote and make their voices heard. With more ways to register to vote than ever before, I encourage everyone to ensure your information is up to date so you can participate in the election.

Since Governor Cuomo launched the MyDMV automated online system in 2012, 950,717 New Yorkers have registered using DMV's online voter registration applications, including 438,318 first-time voters.

To be eligible to vote in New York State you must:

  • be a United States citizen
  • be 18 years old by December 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 more than 30 days prior to an election
  • not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction
  • not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court
  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere

You can find more information on the process of registering on New York State's Board of Elections' website.