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Voter registration ends in NYC; NJ residents have until Tuesday

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Voter registration deadline in New York has passed, but New Jersey residents still have a chance to register before the election.

Fifteen percent of Americans who didn’t vote in 2008 say they missed a registration deadline, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

The voter registration deadline for the November presidential election is Oct. 14 in New York and Oct. 18 in New Jersey.

Here’s how to register in each state:

New York:

To check if you’re registered to vote in New York, check the New York State Board of Elections voter registration search engine.

To register to vote in the future, here are several methods:


Residents can visit the MYDMV website and, after signing in or creating in account, fill out the appropriate information in the Electronic Voter Registration Application.

In Person:

New Yorkers can register to vote at local board of elections or state agencies participating in the National Voter Registration Act, including the DMV. Residents registering in person must bring a physical copy of the New York voter registration form with them.

Board of Elections offices, open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. are located in each borough:

Bronx: 1780 Grand Concourse, 5th Floor
Brooklyn: 345 Adams Street, 4th Floor
Manhattan: 200 Varick Street, 10th Floor
Queens: 118-35 Queens Boulevard
Staten Island: 1 Edgewater Plaza, 4th Floor

For additional locations throughout New York, check the Board of Elections website.

By Mail:

Registration by mail must be postmarked no later than Aug. 19 and received by the board of elections no later than Aug. 24 for eligibility in primary voting. New Yorkers can fill out a registration form and mail it to their local New York County Board of Elections location.

New Jersey:

State residents can check their voter registration status on the Department of State website.

In Person:

State residents can register to vote at a County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections location. Residents who want to register in person must bring a copy of the registration form with them. People who want to register can also bring the form to a local DMV when they go to renew or apply for a driver’s license.

By Mail:

New Jersey residents can fill out a registration form and mail it to their County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections.