Voter Information (2022-23)

The vote is the emblem of your equality, women of America, the guaranty [sic] of your liberty. That vote of yours has cost millions of dollars and the lives of thousands of women. Women have suffered agony of soul which you never can comprehend, that you and your daughters might inherit political freedom. The vote has been costly. Prize it! The vote is a power, a weapon of offense and defense, a prayer. Use it intelligently, conscientiously, prayerfully. Progress is calling to you to make no pause. Act!

Carrie Chapman Catt, August 1920

Democracy Depends on You — One Voter at a Time

NYS VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Qualifications to Register to Vote in New York State

  • be a United States citizen;
  • be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you file this form (note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote);
  • live at your present address at least 30 days before an election;
  • not be in prison for a felony conviction;
  • not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court; and
  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

To see if you are already registered, follow this link to the NYS Voter Registration Database Search.

METHODS TO REGISTER TO VOTE

Methods to register to vote or to enroll/change/update your political party or other aspect of your registration:

NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Volunteers are needed at many outdoor locales (high schools, community centers, farmer’s market) to help register voters on National Voter Registration Day and other dates throughout the fall election season. According to data from the 2020 U.S. Census, as many as one in four eligible Americans is not registered to vote. Millions of Americans miss elections each year due to registration problems or missed deadlines, yet our democracy works best when more of us participate. For more information and to volunteer, please contact LWVS President Alissa Baum.

Every year, this important national, nonpartisan civic holiday in celebration of our democracy is held on the fourth Tuesday every September. First observed in 2012, the holiday has gained momentum ever since. The goal is to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities and to register eligible Americans so they can be #VoteReady. For more information on this coordinated effort and its history, visit NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org.

Follow this link to the Tentative 2022 Political Calendar for Relevant Dates and Deadlines

OTHER USEFUL LINKS

ELECTION PROTECTION

If you have trouble voting or suspect a problem, call these hotlines to speak to a trained Election Protection volunteer who can help you navigate any voting  problems, from registering to vote to casting your ballot. Voters have the right to cast their ballot without fear or intimidation.

  • English language hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) or visit 866OurVote.Org
  • Spanish language hotline: 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682)
  • Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu and Tagalog hotline: 888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683)
  • Arabic language hotline: 844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287)
  • American Sign Language video call number: 301-818-VOTE (301-818-8683)

STUDENT VOTING INFO

NYS VOTING REFORMS FROM 2019


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