Voter registration

Check your registration

Register to vote

Information for New York

Voter requirements

Be a citizen of the United States

Be 18 years old (you may pre-register at 16 or 17 but cannot vote until you are 18);

Be a resident of the county, or of the City of New York, at least 30 days before an election

Not be in prison for a felony conviction

Not currently be judged incompetent by order of a court of competent judicial authority

Not claim the right to vote elsewhere

Vote by mail

Find your polling place

ID requirements

New York does not require an ID to vote.
A voter may be asked to show identification if the Board of Elections could not verify a voter’s residence when they registered.

Acceptable forms of identification:

NY State Driver’s license number or non-driver ID number

Last 4 digits of Social Security number

Valid photo ID (may include valid student ID, driver’s license, passport, etc.)

Current utility bill,

Bank statement


Government check or another government document that shows your name and address.


Overseas and military voting

Voting as a student

Voting as a person with disabilities

Your Federal Voting Rights

As a Voter with a Disability, you have the right to:

Vote privately and independently
Have an accessible polling place with voting machines for voters with disabilities
You may either:

1. Seek assistance from workers at the polling place who have been trained to use the accessible voting machine, or

2. Bring someone to help you vote

You may request your local election officials to tell you about any voting aids, voting assistance, and absentee ballot procedures that are available.

Ensure your right to accessible elections!

For more information, contact the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

By phone at 866-747-1471
By email at

Voting rights card PDF

Voting with past convictions