How to register to vote in upcoming New York election before the deadline

NEW YORK — Friday is the last day to register to vote in the November state and local election, when New York’s mayorship will be decided.

Election day is on Nov. 7, but New Yorkers must register to vote by Oct. 13 if they want their choices counted. State residents can confirm their voting status online.

Here are three ways to register to vote:


Visit the MYDMV website and, after signing in or creating an 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 office or state agencies participating in the National Voter Registration Act, including the DMV. Anyone 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. to 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

By Mail:

Registration by mail must be postmarked no later than Oct. 12 and received by the board of elections no later than Oct. 18 to be eligible for the upcoming election. New Yorkers can fill out a registration form and mail it to their local New York County Board of Elections location.