Register to Vote by Friday

Deadline approaches for Nov. 5 general election

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 5 general election is Friday, Oct. 11.

Not sure if you are registered? You can check here.

You can register online or change your address via the Department of Motor Vehicles with a driver’s license, permit or Non-Driver ID.

From the New York State Board of Elections:

MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3))
Applications must be postmarked no later than Oct. 11 and received by a board of elections no later than Oct. 16 to be eligible to vote in the general election.

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Sections 5-210, 5-211, 5-212)
Your application must be received no later than Oct. 11. If honorably discharged from the U.S. military or if you became a naturalized citizen after Oct. 12, you may register in person at the Board of Elections until Oct. 26.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-208(3))
Notices of change of address from registered voters received by Oct. 16 by a county Board of Elections must be processed in time for the general election.

CHANGE OF ENROLLMENT (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-304(3))
An application to change party enrollment for 2020 must be received by the Board of Elections no later than Oct. 11.

To REGISTER TO VOTE, you must be a U.S. citizen; at least 18 years old by Dec. 31 (although you cannot vote unless you are at least 18 on Election Day): live at your present address at least 30 days before the election; not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction unless you are a parolee pardoned or restored rights of citizenship; not be judged mentally incompetent by a court; and not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

Putnam County Board of Elections
25 Old Route 6, Carmel

Dutchess County Board of Elections
47 Cannon St., Poughkeepsie

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