Here are the basics you need to know to perform your civic duty when the day comes:
Am I eligible to vote?
To vote in the general election in NYC you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be a New York City resident for at least 30 days
- Be at least 16 years old (pre-registration can happen at 16 or 17, but you must be 18 years old to vote)
How can I register to vote?
You can register to vote online if you have a New York State ID in just 5 minutes here. The deadline is Saturday, October 28th.
Unsure if you’re registered? You can check your status here.
When can I vote?
Polling sites are open from 6am-9pm on November 7th. Early voting will be in-person from October 28th – November 5th.
Monday, October 23rd is the last day the board of elections will accept an absentee ballot via letter, telefax, or through the absentee request portal.
Where do I vote?
You can find your local polling site at findmypollsite.vote.nyc.
What’s on the ballot?
Here are the offices you will find on the ballot:
- City Council
- District Attorney (Bronx, Queens, Staten Island)
- Civil Court
Learn more about each office and what they do on nycvotes.org.
Anything else I should know?
- You can vote if you are in line by 9 p.m.
- You can vote by affidavit if your name is not on the voter list
- You can vote without showing ID (unless it’s your first time voting)
- You can call the NYC Vote hotline if you have any questions or need any help: 866-OUR-VOTE