Register to Vote by Friday

To register to vote, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be 18 years old by Dec. 31 of the year in which you register, and 18 years old by the date of the election in which you plan to vote.
  • Live at your present address at least 30 days before an election.
  • Not be in prison.
  • Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court
  • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

You can register to vote:

  • By calling 845-808-1300 (in Putnam County) or 845-486-2473 (in Dutchess County) to request a registration form, or
  • By downloading the form at (for Putnam) or (for Dutchess).
  • You can also use the form to change your name or address, enroll in a political party or change your party enrollment. The latter must be filed at least 25 days before the general election and will go into effect seven days after the election.
  • The deadline is Friday, Oct. 12, to register for the general election, which takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
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