Voter Registration


How To: Register to Vote in NYC

Tuesday, October 08, 2013


Deadline Alert! Friday, October 11 is the last day to register to vote in the November 5 general election. Friday is also the deadline if you want to change your party affiliation for the 2014 state and federal primary elections. You must be affiliated with a party to vote in that party's primary election. Here's everything you need to know about registering to vote in New York City.

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We Asked, You Answered: #VoterSelfies

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

You helped us tell the story of Tuesday's primary election, starting with your experience at the polls.

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Voter Selfies Are The Best Selfies

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Get your vote on, and take a photo while you're at it.

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The Takeaway

Supreme Court Invalidates Arizona 'Proof of Citizenship' Policy for Voter Registration

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled against Arizona state's Proposition 200—a law that required would-be voters to indicate proof of citizenship before being eligible to vote. Arizona sate legislators and Attorney General Tom Horne defended such procedures as measures to counteract voter fraud. Kareem Crayton, University of North Carolina law professor, weighs in on what this ruling really means

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NY Ranks Among Worst in Nation at Running Elections: Study

Tuesday, February 05, 2013


When it comes to running elections, New York State ranks among the worst in the nation according to a new report released Tuesday from the Pew Charitable Trusts in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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In NJ, Voter Registration Deadline Approaches

Monday, October 17, 2011

New Jersey residents who want to vote in the November 8 general election have until Tuesday to register — either in person or by mailing in an application.

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General Election Guide

Monday, November 01, 2010

Find everything you need in It's A Free Country's guide to the general election in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Voter Registration Drive

Monday, October 04, 2010

Voter registration ends this week. We take your calls on why it's important to vote in the upcoming election.

»» Post your voter stories and get more information at It's A Free Country

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Your General Election Guide

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Your General Election Guide: Who's Running, Where To Vote, Endorsements, and More

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It's A Free Country ®

Registering to Vote is Easy!

Monday, September 27, 2010

So you want to vote. But you’re not registered. Don’t freak out! You still have until October 8th to get in on the action in New York. (The deadline is October 12 in New Jersey and in Connecticut, mail-in forms have to be postmarked by October 19 or you can register in person until October 26.)


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Insider's Guide to NY Primary

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

On September 14, New Yorkers vote in primary elections that will determine the final slates for federal, state and local races this November. If you are a registered voter in New York and have a designated political party affiliation, you can vote in your party’s primary elections. Or if you're not sure whether you're registered, don't know who represents you, and have no idea where to go come Tuesday, fear not. We can help. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Talking Politics: Voter Registration

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The deadline to register to vote in this fall’s local elections is Friday. John Mollenkopf, director of the Center for Urban Research at CUNY, discusses recent voter registration patterns and what they tell us about the changing political climate in NYC and beyond.

Have you already registered? Are you a first-time voter in New York? Switching your affiliation? We want your voter-registration stories!

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