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New York State Resources

In 2019, early voting and pre-registration for 16 and 17 year olds was enacted in New York State.  While those under age 18 will not be able to vote, they can register in advance and their registration will automatically become active when they turn 18.  Early voting begins 10 days before an election and ends the Sunday before Election Day.

Statewide Links


New York State Board of Elections - Find the political calendar, voting information, voter registration, election results, State campaign finance information, lists of candidates, links to every county board of elections office, and more.

Check your voter registration status here.

Online Voter Registration Form - Must have a NYS Driver License, permit, or non-driver identification, zip code on record with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, and last four digits of your Social Security Number.

New York City Resources

Beginning in 2021, New York City voters will be allowed to vote for up to 5 candidates in primaries and special elections, in order of preference, for the offices of Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller, Borough President, and City Council.  Voters will be able to rank up to 5 candidates, with their first choice being their most preferred, to the fifth being their least preferred.  This process is called Ranked-Choice Voting.  To learn more, you can view this video and visit this page of the New York City Campaign Finance Board's website.

NYC Poll Site Locator - Find your poll site, view your sample ballot, find early voting information, and set up reminders.

NYC Board of Elections administers all elections in NYC.  They have useful information for voters and candidates including, district maps and election results. Apply to be a poll worker. Request and track absentee ballots.

NYC Votes, an arm of the New York City Campaign Finance Board, is the city's official, non-partisan, voter outreach entity. They host debates, create video and paper voter guides that include candidate information, and conduct post-election hearings. You can sign up for election reminders. was created by NYC Votes as a one-stop shop for NYC voting information.

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Voting Rights of Individuals
Impacted by the Justice System

Now, most states allow those who have been in the system to vote, depending on where they are in the process. Every state has different laws regarding the voting rights for those who are in jail, imprisoned, on parole, or have finished serving their time.  The links below will take you directly to webpages with information on voting rights by state.


Scroll to the map and click on the state to view information on voting rights of individuals formerly incarcerated.


Use their interactive map and hover over each state to learn more about the voting rights of individuals formerly incarcerated.

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