If you haven’t yet registered to vote, get it off your to-do list now.
Yesterday was, National Voter Registration Day, and thousands of local, state and national organizations mobilized to make sure millions of people don’t miss the chance to cast their vote in this year’s elections.
Six million people didn’t vote in the 2008 elections because they either did not know how to register or because they missed the voter registration deadline.
In New York, mailed registration applicatons must be postmarked by Oct. 12 and received by Oct. 17 for the Nov. 6 General Election. In person registration must be received by Oct. 12.
Here’s information on how you can register in time for the Nov. 6 elections. You must register at least 25 days prior to an election to be eligible to vote in that election.
You can fill out a voter registration form in person at your local Board of Elections office.
- Rockland County Board of Elections, 11 New Hempstead Road, New City, NY 10956
- On Monday, Oct. 1, the Board of Elections will be open all day from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. for registration
- On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Board of Elections will be open from 2 - 9 p.m.
You can enter your name directly into the state Board of Elections mailing list database to have a New York State Voter Registration Form mailed to you.
You can call the 1-800-FOR-VOTE hotline to request a voter application.
You can download a PDF version of the New York State Voter Registration Form, print the form, complete and sign it, and mail it to your county board of elections.
These are the deadlines for the November 6th elections:
- October 12th - Mail applications must be postmarked by this date and received by the Board of Elections no later then October 17th.
- October 12th - In person registration application must be received at a Board of Elections office. Special conditions apply to honorably discharged military and naturalized citizens.
Read the Political Calendar for further details.
- October 17th - Change of address notices must be received by the Rockland County Board of Elections office.