Friday, Oct. 14, is your last chance to register to vote in the 2016 election, to decide the next president of the United States, your Congressman or Congresswoman, and other elected officials. You can register online, in person at a Board of Elections office, or via a mail-in application.
If you aren’t a registered voter, there’s no more time to waste. Ditto if you expect to be out of town on Nov. 8th, and need to get an absentee ballot.
You can register to vote in New York City and New York State for the 2016 election if you are –
- a US citizen, 18 years old by Election Day, Nov. 8th
- live at your present address at least 30 days before Nov. 8th
- not in prison, or on parole for a felony conviction
- not judged mentally incompetent by a court
- not registered elsewhere to vote.
Here’s how and where to register –
- in person at your local Board of Elections.
- in person at an office of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
If you are voting for the first time in the 2016 elections, it’s a good idea to bring a photo ID with you, or some other document to prove you are who you say, such as a current rent or utility bill.
Vote. It’s important. If you do not vote, you do not have the right to complain about who wins.