New Yorkers face deadline to register to vote in November election

New Yorkers face deadline to register to vote in November election Photo: News10NBC / NBC News.

Updated: October 09, 2020 10:37 PM
Created: October 09, 2020 08:56 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Friday, Oct. 9 is the deadline for New Yorkers to register to vote in the Nov. 3 election.

Registrations can be completed online, by mail, or in-person. 


For online registrations, voters must have a valid New York ID or driver's license.

To register by mail, voters can download an application or pick it up at a post office, library, or government office.

For in-person registrations, voters must visit a board of elections office.

Several other deadlines related to the November election are coming up.

  • Oct. 14 – Deadline to change address
  • Oct. 27 – Last day to apply online, by email, fax or to postmark application by mail for an absentee ballot. To ensure mail-in ballots are counted, the USPS recommends voters mail them at least 15 days prior to their due date.
  • Nov. 2 – Last day to apply in-person for an absentee ballot
  • Nov. 3 – Last day to postmark absentee ballot. It must be received by the local board of elections no later than Nov. 10. Military Voter Ballots must be received no later than Nov. 16.
  • Nov. 3 – Last day to deliver absentee ballot in-person to the local board of elections or any poll site.

Early voting starts on Oct. 24 in New York state. Check your county's board of elections site for early voting sites and times. 

Click here to check your voter registration status.

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