Register to Vote

Voter Registration Qualifications

To register to vote in the State of New York, you must:

  1. Be a citizen of the United States (Includes those persons born in Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
  2. Be a New York State resident for at least 30 days.
  3. Be 18 years of age before the next election.
  4. Not be serving a jail sentence or be on parole for a felony conviction.
  5. Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court.
  6. Not claim the right to vote elsewhere (outside the State of New York).

Although you can register any time during the year, your form must be delivered or mailed at least 25 days before the next election for it to be effective for that election.

How To Register

Register In Person - Visit an elections office in the Bronx or Westchester County


Register By Mail

1. A Voter Registration Form from the New York State Board of Elections may be obtained in the following ways:

  • Bronx residents can call the New York City Board of Elections Phone Bank and the Elections Board will send you a postage-paid registration form in the mail.
  • You may also obtain Registration Forms from libraries, Post Offices, and most New York government agencies.

2. Fill out the Voter Registration Application using only a pen with blue or black ink

3. Be sure to sign the form.

4. Mail (DO NOT FAX) the Voter Registration Form to:

For Bronx voters: 
Board of Elections in the City of New York
32 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10004-1609

For Westchester voters:
25 Quarropas St.
White Plains, NY 10601 

  • Office Locations Push

    Office Name Location Image Map URL
    Washington DC
    2462 Rayburn HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-2464
    Fax: (202) 225-5513
    Monday-Friday 9 am - 5 pm
    Bronx Office
    3655 Johnson Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10463
    Phone: (718) 796-9700
    Fax: (718) 796-5134
    Monday-Friday 9 am - 5 pm
    Westchester Office
    6 Gramatan Avenue; Suite 205
    Mt. Vernon, NY 10550
    Phone: (914) 699-4100
    Fax: (914) 699-3646
    Monday-Friday 9 am - 5 pm
    Co-op City Office

    Co-op City Office
    177 Dreiser Loop, Rm 3
    Phone: (718) 320-2314
    Fax: (718) 320-2047
    Monday-Friday 9 am - 5 pm