You have until March 25 to register to vote if you want to cast your ballot in the April 19 presidential primaries in New York, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo reminded state residents Tuesday.
New Yorkers looking to register to vote, or to change their enrollment information, can use the state’s online voter registration service on the state Department of Motor Vehicles’ website.
But it is too late to change party affiliation for this year. That last date for that was Oct. 9, 2015.
Since the launch of the system in 2012, more than 256,600 New Yorkers – 80,500 of which were registering for the first time – have registered to vote using the automated online system, MyDMV.
To register to vote, a New Yorker must:
• Be a United States citizen.
• Be 18 years old by Dec. 31 of the year in which you submit the 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.
• Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court.
• Not claim the right to vote elsewhere.