Register to vote—and then remember to vote!

Some students have asked about registering to vote, so here’s some info:

First, the deadline for registration is October 12. If registering in-person, you have to do it by October 12, and if by mail, the form must be postmarked by October 12 and received by October 17. (See below FFI)

Second, here’s information from the Board of Elections from the City of New York. Note that if you have a NY driver’s license, you can register online.

You can also register at any of the BOE offices:

32 Broadway, 7 Fl
New York, NY 10004-1609
Tel: 1.212.487.5300


Gregory Lehman – Chief Clerk
Timothy Gay – Deputy Chief Clerk
200 Varick St., 10 Fl
New York, NY 10014
Tel: 1.212.886.2100

Anthony J. Ribustello – Deputy Chief Clerk
Marricka Scott-McFadden – Deputy Chief Clerk
1780 Grand Concourse, 5 Fl
Bronx, NY 10457
Tel: 1.718.299.9017

Diane Haslett-Rudiano – Chief Clerk
Mary Rose Sattie – Deputy Chief Clerk
345 Adams Street, 4 Fl
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: 1.718.797.8800

Barbara Conacchio – Chief Clerk
Marie Lynch – Deputy Chief Clerk
126-06 Queens Boulevard
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Tel: 1.718.730.6730

Staten Island
Sheila Del Giorno – Chief Clerk
Anthony Andriulli – Deputy Chief Clerk
1 Edgewater Plaza, 4 Fl
Staten Island, NY 10305
Tel: 1.718.876.0079

There’s also a box, located on the upper right portion of the screen (at the link, above) which allows you to plug in your address to find out where to vote.

Third, the New York State Board of Elections also has a website with multiple links, as well as information not available on the NYC website.

Finally and importantly, from the NYSBOE:

November 6, 2012 General Election Deadlines

MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3))
Applications must be postmarked no later than October 12th and received by a board of elections no later than October 17th to be eligible to vote in the General Election.

IN PERSON REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Sections 5-210, 5-211, 5-212)
You may register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year but, to be eligible to vote in the November General Election, your application must be received no later than October 12th except, if you have been honorably discharged from the military or have become a naturalized citizen since October 12th, you may register in person at the board of elections up until October 26th.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-208(3))
Notices of change of address from registered voters received by October 17th by a county board of elections must be processed and entered in the records in time for the General Election.

So there you have it: all the info you need to register. Now it’s up to you to investigate the parties and candidates and decide who to vote for. . . .


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I teach political science and bioethics as an adjunct at a CUNY school.
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