The general election is coming up on November 8—it’s time to get ready to vote!
Voters in New York will elect the New York State Governor, members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, members of the State Senate and Assembly, and many other State offices.
Ranked Choice Voting will not be used in the November General Election.
Take some time to make sure you are registered. If you’re not sure that you are registered to vote, you can check your status here or call 1-866-VOTE-NYC (1-866-868-3692) (TTY-212-487-5496 for the hearing impaired).
Register early—September 20 is National Voter Registration Day! On that day, all of our library locations will have voter registration forms and absentee ballot request forms available for you to pick up.
The deadline to register to vote is Friday, October 14. Make sure to register so that your voice is heard!
National Voter Registration Day: Tuesday, September 20
Voter Registration Deadline: Friday, October 14
Absentee Ballot Request Deadline (online): Monday, October 24 (request an absentee ballot)
Early Voting: Saturday, October 29 to Sunday, November 6
General Election Day: Tuesday, November 8
FAQs About Voting
How do I register to vote?
- Visit https://www.voting.nyc or TurboVote online to register.
- Visit your local Board of Elections (BOE) office in person.
- Mail in a registration form. You can pick one up at your local library or local Board of Elections (BOE) office.
- If you are experiencing homelessness, you can register and vote. Your home address should be where you stay at night, whether it is a street corner, shelter, or any other location. This decides where you vote. Your mailing address does not have to be your home/residential address, and can be the address of a shelter, outreach center, or other place willing to receive your mail.
- If you are in jail for a misdemeanor or on probation, you can register and vote. As of May 2021, all New Yorkers after a felony conviction can, upon release from prison, immediately register to vote without special documentation. Learn more about your rights.
How can I check my registration?
- Visit the BOE registered voter search page.
- Call the BOE at 1-866-VOTE-NYC (1-866-868-3692) (TTY-212-487-5496 for the hearing impaired).
How can I make a plan to vote?
To find your poll site and early voting sites, visit here or call 1-866-VOTE-NYC.
- Absentee ballot request deadline (online): Monday, October 24
- Absentee ballot request deadline (in person): Monday, November 7
- Deadline to return absentee ballot: Tuesday, November 8
- Deadline for Board of Elections to receive absentee ballots: Tuesday, November 15
- The Board of Elections must receive your absentee ballot by this date. However, your ballot must be postmarked by November 8 to be valid.
For other non-partisan information, call or visit these organizations.
NYC Board of Elections: https://www.vote.nyc or call 1-866-VOTE-NYC
NYC Votes: https://www.voting.nyc
DemocracyNYC: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/democracynyc/index.page (voter resource guides available in more than 20 languages)
League of Women Voters NYC: https://linktr.ee/lwvnyc
Disability Rights New York: https://www.drny.org
Coalition for the Homeless: https://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/get-help/know-your-rights/voting-rights