Voter registration deadline is today for Nov. 5 election

ALBANY – New York’s Board of Elections today reminded all state residents who aren’t properly registered to vote to fill out the form today, or else they won’t be able to vote in the Nov. 5 general election.

Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked by midnight tonight and received by a board of elections no later than Wednesday to be valid for the upcoming general election. The voter registration form can be downloaded from the state Board of Elections website,

If you have an established account with the Department of Motor Vehicles, you may register online no later than today. You can also register or find forms at most state and federal government offices.

People may also register in person at their county boards of elections and at many state agency offices throughout the state, but they must do so no later than today to be eligible to vote in this year’s general election.

Residents who have moved to a new county are reminded that they must re-register with their new address. Those who are currently registered and have moved to a new address in the same county should notify their county board of elections in writing of their move by Wednesday, Oct. 16.

People who are unsure whether they are registered, or wish to verify their current registration address, may look up their status at

Requests for registration forms may also be made by calling 1-800-FOR-VOTE. Requests will be processed and the forms mailed to the caller’s home or business address.

For more information on registering to vote in New York state, call 518-474-1953 or your county board of elections. In Franklin County, call 518-481-1663 (Republican) or 481-1664 (Democrat). In Essex County, call 518-873-3475 (Democrat) or 518-873-3478 or (Republican).