Presentation on theme: "New York Voting Registration. As Secretary of State it is my duty to inform you, the citizens of our great State of New York about our voting registration."— Presentation transcript:
As Secretary of State it is my duty to inform you, the citizens of our great State of New York about our voting registration system and how u can participate in this living act of democracy. Cesar A. Perales Voting is an important part of being an United States citizen. Knowing your rights, registering to vote and finally to find your way to the ballot paper are the highest responsibilities we as citizens have. That's why I encourage you to participate in every election to honor the sacrifice of our military service members who fought and died for our democracy and your right of voting.
How Can I Register To Vote? To register to vote you have to: Be a United States citizen Be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you file this form Live at your present address at least 30 days before an election Not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction and Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court Not claim the right to vote elsewhere
How And Where To Register To Vote: You can register in person at your county board of elections you can find a detailed map of all offices on http://www.elections.ny.gov/CountyBoards.html at any New York State Agency-Based voter registration center: http://www.elections.ny.gov/NVRA.html
Or Get a Voter Registration Form At Any Of The Following Locations Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services City Universities of New York (CUNY) Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities Department of Health – WIC Program Department of Labor Department of Motor Vehicles Workers’ Compensation Board Department of Social Services Department of State Division of Veterans’ Affairs Military Recruiting Offices Office for the Aging Office of Mental Health Office For People With Developmental Disabilities State Universities of New York (SUNY) Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities
You Can Also Register Per Mail You can send in your Voter Registration Form to: New York City 32 Broadway, 7th Fl. New York, NY 10004 (212) 487-5300 Voter Registration Forms are available on the New York State Board of Elections website, at the League of Women Voters website, at your county board of elections office, town and city halls, your post office and library, from political parties, state offices, many social service agencies, and the League of Women Voters. Or Online You may also register to vote or make changes to your voter registration through the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles website, https://my.dmv.ny.gov/crm/. This MyDMV service allows you to complete an application to register to vote or to update the information you have on file with the Board of Elections. Updated information could include providing your County Board of Elections with your new name, new address, or changing a party enrollment. Applications completed are forwarded to the appropriate County Board of Elections for approval and processing. To use this site, you must have a NYS driver’s license, Learner Permit or Non- Driver ID.
How Do I Make Sure I Am Registered To Vote? You can access the information online by using the Voter Registration Search facility on the NYS Board of Elections website (https://voterlookup.elections.state. ny.us/votersearch.aspx). Protect your right to vote by watching your mail for a card from your board of elections with the location of your polling place. If you do not receive such a card well before the election date and do not find yourself listed when using the Voter Registration Search (as above), call your local board of elections to inquire about your status.
Where Do I File The Voter Registration Form And When Is It Due? You can file your completed form by mailing it to your county Board of Elections. The address is on the form. It must be postmarked at least 25 days before the election. You can also file the form in person at your county Board of Elections or at any of the NYS government agencies listed above on any business day of the year, but you must file it at least 25 days before the election. What Are The Identification Requirements Necessary For Voter? The Voter Registration Form asks for the ID number on your current NYS Driver’s License or Non-Driver Photo ID, or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. The Board of Elections will use this ID number to check your identity. If you do not have either of these numbers, you may use a valid photo ID, a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or some other government document that shows your name and address.
Where Can I Get Further Information About Voting? Consult or contact the following: New York State Board of Elections firstname.lastname@example.org 1-800-367-8683 Your local county Board of Elections www.elections.state.ny.us/countyboards.html New York City Board of Elections vote.nyc.ny.us 1-866-868-3692 League of Women Voters of New York State email@example.com (518) 465-4162 Or For Further Information visit: http://www.vote411.org/enter-your-address?dest=voting-dossier