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How do I register?

  • Visit or TurboVote online,
  • Visit your local Board of Elections (BOE) office in person, or
  • Mail in a registration form. You can pick one up at your local library or local Board of Elections (BOE) office.
  • If you are experiencing homelessness, you can register and vote. Your home address should be where you stay at night, whether it is a street corner, shelter, or any other location. This decides where you vote. Your mailing address does not have to be your home/residential address, and can be the address of a shelter, outreach center, or other place willing to receive your mail.
  • If you are in jail for a misdemeanor or while on probation, you can register and vote. As of May 2021, all New Yorkers after a felony conviction can, upon release from prison, immediately register to vote without special documentation. Learn more about your rights here.

How can I check my registration? 

How can I make a plan to vote?

  • To request an absentee ballot, go online, visit your local BOE office in person, or send in a form by mail. You can track your absentee ballot here.
  • To find your poll site and early voting sites, visit here or call 1-866-VOTE-NYC.
  • If you have language or other access needs, know your rights. You have a right to bring an interpreter, or someone to help you vote in general. Accessible ballot applications are here
  • For first time voters and students, here is some useful advice. Don’t forget that if you’re voting for the first time, you will need to bring identification.

What’s on the ballot?

  • Statewide ballot measures: Visit for detailed information.
    • Proposal 1: Amending the apportionment and redistricting process
    • Proposal 2: Right to clean air, clean water, and a healthful environment
    • Proposal 3: Eliminating ten day advance voter registration requirement
    • Proposal 4: Authorizing no-excuse absentee ballot voting
    • Proposal 5: Increasing the jurisdiction of the New York City Civil Court
  • Seats up for election: Visit to learn what each office does and who is running. The Campaign Finance Board will also be posting candidate interviews on its YouTube channel.

For other non-partisan information, call or visit these organizations.  



Queens Public Library’s voter education and engagement activities are made possible by the GoVoteNYC Fund in The New York Community Trust.