How To Register to Vote in New York or New Jersey

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Am I registered already?

New Yorkers, check here. New Jerseyans, check here

To register or update your registration:

To be eligible to vote you must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years old, and living in your county for 30 days by Nov. 8. You also must not be serving a sentence or parole for a felony conviction. Probationers can vote in New York but not in New Jersey. 

New York, by Oct. 14:

  1. Here's the New York City voter registration form. For non-English forms, check here. For counties outside of New York City, check here. Print, and fill out a form. Choose a party if you want to be eligible to vote in that party's future primary elections. 
  2. Mail your form by Oct. 14. 

New Yorkers can also register to vote at their county board of elections office or online with their Social Security number and their New York State Drivers License, Permit or Non-Driver ID.

New Jersey, by Oct. 18:

  1. Here's the New Jersey voter registration form. For non-English forms, check here. Print and fill out a form. Choose a party if you want to be eligible to vote in that party's future primary elections. 
  2. Mail your form by Oct. 18.

New Jerseyans can also register in person at their county board of elections office

Think you might forget?

We'll send you three well-timed text messages before the registration deadline to help you remember. Take out your phone and sign up right now:

  • For New York: Text VOTENY to 69866
  • For New Jersey: Text VOTENJ to 69866

Your standard texting rates may apply.