Voter Registration Information

Update: The NY Presidential Primary has been postponed to June 23rd. Voters may request and vote via an absentee ballot for any election held on or before that date due to the potential to contract the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). To request an absentee ballot, voters may fill out an absentee ballot application and check “temporary illness or physical disability” as the reason they are requesting an absentee ballot.

Election Day 

New York Voter Registration

June 23, 2020 – Presidential Primary and special elections in the 27th CD, 50th SD, 12th AD, 31st AD and the 136th AD. The Early Voting period for the Presidential Primary and these special elections will be June 13, 2020 – June 21, 2020. 

June 23, 2020 – State and Federal Primary Elections

  • The Early Voting period for State and Federal June 23rd Primary will be June 13, 2020 – June 21, 2020.

November 3, 2020 – General Election Day

  • The Early Voting period for the November General Election will be October 24, 2020- November 1, 2020.

Register to Vote Online 

You could register to vote on your computer, tablet, and even on your cell phone!

IMPORTANT NOTE: You must have a valid NY state ID

TIP: Be sure to register online by May 29  to be elgible to vote in the Presidential Primary Election!


Register to Vote By Mail

  • Print out the Form - Double-sided (so it's easier to fold and mail out)
  • Fill out the Form - Be sure to read everything carefully
  • Address and Stamp the Form - Locate and write out the correct address for your County's Board of Elections (listed on the second page of the form)
  • Mail out the Form - Seal the form and drop off at your local usps collection box (the blue box)

TIP: The registration form should be postmarked no later than May 29 and received on June 3.


Apply for an Absentee Ballot

You are eligible if you're...

  • Absent from your county or, if you're a NY resident absent from your county on Election Day
  • Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability; or because you are the primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled
  • A resident or patient of a Veterans Health Administration Hospital.
  • Detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony

Apply for an Absentee Ballot

Turn out to Vote

Check Your Voter Registration Status

Find Your Polling (Voting) Locations (If you live on campus, your Election Day polling place is located in the Kelly Student Commons building.)


You must meet the following criteria to vote: 

  • you must be a United States citizen
  • you must be 18 years old (you may pre-register at 16 or 17 but cannot vote until you are 18);
  • you must be a resident of this state and the county, city or village for at least 30 days before the election (Note: as a resident student you are considered a Bronx resident)
  • you must not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction (unless parolee pardoned or restored rights of citizenship)
  • you must not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court
  • you must not not claim the right to vote elsewhere

Voter Registration & Information for Other States 

  • Find all the information you need to register & vote in your state from Rock the Vote.

Stay Informed

  • Get Election reminders sent via text and email from Rock the Vote.
  • Learn more about the issues and candidates on the ballot with Vote411 via the League of Women Voters Education Fund.