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Deadline to register to vote is Friday

ALBANY — The State Board of Elections reminds all state residents that the deadline to register to vote for the June 23 state, local and federal primaries, including the Democratic Presidential Primary is this Friday. Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked by midnight, May 29. 

New Yorkers wanting to register in-person may do so at their county boards of elections but must do so no later than this Friday.  Please note that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, mail in registration is recommended. Contact your local Board of Elections for more information about in-person registration in your area.  

The deadline for any registered voter wishing to change their enrollment for the purpose of voting in a specific party’s primary election in 2020 has already passed. Such a request was to have been submitted not later than Feb. 14.

The voter registration form can be downloaded from the website: www.elections.ny.gov. Alternatively, if you have an established account at the New York state Department of Motor Vehicles, you may register online at its site (https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application). You can also register or find forms at most state and federal government offices, including your local post office.

Persons who are unsure whether they are registered, wish to verify their current address, or find out where to vote, may look-up this information at our website: www.elections.ny.gov.

For more information on registering to vote in New York State, call your county Board of Elections or (518) 474-1953 or visit the state BOE website: www.elections.ny.gov.  You may also email: INFO@elections.ny.gov.  Due to the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, please go to the state website for any election related updates.

If you have any questions about this press release, please contact John Conklin or Cheryl Couser at the Public Information Office, (518) 474-1953; or by email at: INFO@elections.ny.gov. 

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