Make Sure Your Vote Counts in November!

Are you registered to vote in this year’s Presidential election?  Act now, it’s not too late!

It’s easy:  fill out an online or paper application (available on campus in your Resnick Library and Learning Center), and mail with photocopy of ID (driver’s license or passport) OR deliver in person to your state’s election office.

College students living away from home can mail in registration forms (by Oct 10 in NYS), and then send in an absentee ballot to their local election board.  See registration applications and absentee ballots below. 

NYS dates:
Oct 10 – Applications must be postmarked by October 10.  (Oct 15 for some exceptions)

NYS absentee ballots must be mailed to your local election board office 7 days before the general election (TUESDAY OCT 28 this year) or delivered in person up to the day before (MONDAY NOV 3) the election.

To vote in federal election, you must:

  • be a United States citizen;
  • be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you file this form (note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote);
  • live at your present address at least 30 days before an election;
  • not be in jail or on parole for a felony conviction and;
  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

If you register for the first time in a state by mail, you must present ID at the polls.

Helpful web sites:   All about voter registration, candidate profiles, and links to each state’s voting regulations and forms  NYS Board of Elections  NYS county boards of elections


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