All elections are important, and this 2016 election year may be more important than most. Are you registered to vote? Today is the last day to register to vote in the New York State primary next month. Register today online, in person or by mail, to be able to vote on Tuesday, April 19. Here’s how and where –
Register to vote online
Visit the MyDMV website and sign in or create a new account. Click on “Electronic Voter Registration Application” and fill out the appropriate information. Be sure your personal information is up-to-date before submitting the application. If you have changed your name or address, visit the Change of Name or Change of Address pages to update that information.
Register to vote by mail
Download and complete a voter registration form and get it in the mail to your local New York County Board of Elections in time to be postmarked today. Or, pick up a voter registration form at your nearest US Post Office branch, many library branches, and most NYC government offices. Mail it today to New York County Board of Elections, 32 Broadway, 7th Fl., New York, NY 10004. The Board of Elections office is open until midnight today to accept last-minute registrations.
Register to vote in person
You can register to vote at your local New York County Board of Elections office or at any of these New York State agencies. All of them are open 9am to 5pm today. You must have a physical copy of the New York voter registration form when you arrive. Download the form in English here.
The Bronx: 1780 Grand Concourse, 5th Floor, 718-299-9017
Brooklyn: 345 Adams St., 4 Floor, 718-797-8800
Manhattan: 200 Varick St., 10 Floor, 212-886-2100
Queens: 118-35 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills, 718-730-6730
Staten Island: 1 Edgewater Plaza, 4 Floor, 718-876-0079
Do it today. Next week is too late. And remember, if you don’t vote, you don’t have the right to complain about who is elected.
Thanks to DNAInfo for this research, and Shutterstock for the image.