Making Democracy Work

Voter Information

Your Vote Counts! "Lower voter participation is a silent threat to our democracy...It under-represents young people, the poor, the disabled, those with little education, minorities and you and me."... Nancy Neuman, former President of the League of Women Voters

Democracy Depends on You -- One Voter at a Time


Registration & Absentee Ballot Information

Qualifications to Register to Vote in New York State

  • be a United States citizen;
  • be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you file this form (note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote);
  • 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.

  • Am I already registered?

  • Register by mail in English

  • Register by mail in Spanish

  • Register in person at your County Board of Elections

  • Register online through the DMV

  • Other ways to register in NY

  • Registering outside of NY



Absentee Ballot Information

You are eligible for an ABSENTEE BALLOT if:

o You will be absent from the County on Election Day; OR

o You are unable to go to the polls because of an illness or disability, or because you are the primary care giver of someone who is ill or physically disabled; OR

o You are a patient or inmate in a Veterans' Administration Hospital; OR

o You are in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony

Go to LWV They Represent You brochure to see who represents you in national, state, county and local governments

Go to NYS Voter Registration Search to check your voter registration status and find your polling place.

Go to LWV Voters Guide 2018 - Part I - Facts for Voters and
LWV Voters Guide 2018 - Part II - Candidates Information for more voting information.


OTHER USEFUL LINKS


STUDENT VOTING INFO

ELECTION PROTECTION - Trouble voting? Suspect a problem? Call these hotlines to speak to a trained Election Protection volunteer.


QUESTIONS


  • New York State Board of Elections website - Provides valuable information regarding New York voter registration, absentee ballots, voting machines, changing your name or address, election results and much more. It also provides an overview of voter laws, campaign finance and the New York political calendar.

  • Westchester County Board of Elections website - Provides local information regarding Westchester County. It also provides local contact information for specific voter questions regarding registration and absentee voting. The office is located at 25 Quarropas Street, White Plains where there are staff available to answer questions as well as all documents that you might need to address your voting questions.

  • For questions contact Scarsdale League Voter Services at VoterService@lwvs.org