VOTING 101

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION DATES:

October 14th - You have to register before this date to be able to vote for the party you register into for the FOLLOWING primary elections.


REGISTER

CHECK REGISTRATION

WHERE DO I VOTE?

REGISTERING TO VOTE


New York City pulled some shady stuff during the 2015 primary with voter purges and party reassigning. Even though the city claims a "permanent registration", to be safe if you have not voted in the past year we recommend registering again.

VOTER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Be a citizen of the United States (Includes those persons born in Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
  • Be a New York City resident for at least 30 days.
  • Be 18 years of age before the next election.
  • Not be serving a jail sentence or be on parole for a felony conviction.
  • Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court.
  • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere (outside the City of New York).


ONLINE

Thank god for the Internet. If you have a valid NYS Drivers License, Permit, or Non-Driver ID you can register to vote online.

MAIL

Find the language you want the form to be in, print it out, fill it out, then fold it up and mail it--no postage necessary.

IN PERSON

We love the people down at the BOE but like most government workers they will give you the run around.

CHECK REGISTRATION


New York State has a closed primary, which means you cannot vote for whoever you want during a primary election, make sure you are registered into the political party that your candidate is running in to ensure you can vote for them.

Look To See If You Are Registered.

NYC voter look up

Yes, that information is correct? You're done.
No, it's wrong? Go Here.

A Little Something About the Political Parties in NYC.

The following parties are recognized in New York State:

  • Democratic
  • Republican
  • Conservative
  • Green
  • Working Families
  • Independence Party**
  • Women's Equality
  • Reform
  • No Party

Again, New York State has a closed primary voting system. It is basically voter suppression from the two major parties, the Democrats and the Republicans. Let's take 2015 as an example: if you were not a registered Democratic Party member you could not vote for Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton. Many "No Party" (aka Independents) were left out from voting--the shitty part is they pay into the same election financing as everyone else but they cannot vote. Yeah, we are going to work to change this.

**The Independence Party does not mean you are an Independent Voter. It means you are in the Independence Party. You will have to choose "No Party" for that. However, if you do this you cannot vote in a primary election for any candidates.

WHERE THE F$*% DO I VOTE?


Finding your polling location shouldn't be so hard, but it is. They change it from time to time and sometimes a day before the polls open.

Use This To See Where Your Polling Place Is:

NYC Poll Site Locator

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