Skip to main content

Voter Information

Why should you vote?

From The White House: "One of the most important rights of American citizens is the right to vote. Originally under the Constitution, only white male citizens over the age of 21 were eligible to vote. This shameful injustice has been corrected and voting rights have been extended several times over the course of our history.

"Today, citizens over the age of 18 cannot be denied the right to vote, regardless of race, religion, sex, disability, or sexual orientation. However, in every state except North Dakota, citizens must register to vote, and laws regarding the registration process vary by state."

How to Register to Vote in NY State

Click the links below to download a voter registration form in Spanish or English.

New York State Voter Registration Form in English

New York State Voter Registration Form in Spanish

Voter registration applications are also available in the GOLD Leadership Center (MacVittie College Union, Room 114) or see the Assistant Dean of Students for Leadership and Service in the Center for Community, MacVittie Room 353B.

Already Registered to Vote? Verify Your Registration

If you believe you are already registered and want to confirm or locate your polling site, go to the NY State Board of Elections Voter Registration and Poll Site to search for your voter registration information including your assigned polling location.

Absentee Ballot Application

If you are registered in another county and will be unable to vote in person on election day, you may file an absentee ballot application. You may also download and complete an absentee ballot application in either Spanish or English below: 

New York State Voter Absentee Ballot Application Form in English

New York State Voter Absentee Ballot Application Form in Spanish

Absentee ballots applications are also available in the GOLD Leadership Center (MacVittie College Union, Room 114) or see the Assistant Dean of Students for Leadership and Service in the Center for Community, MacVittie Room 353B.

Where to Send Your Absentee Ballot Application

Click on the links below for information on how to vote by absentee ballot and contact information of your county board of elections.

New York State Voter Directions on How to Vote Using an Absentee Ballot Application

Contact Information for Your County Board of Elections

vote buttons

Wondering why you should register to vote on-campus?

No Party