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You can register in person at your county board of elections on any business day, except Election Day. If you want to vote in a Primary Election or November Election, your form must be received at your county board of elections no later than 10 days prior to the election in which you want to vote. Your eligibility to vote will be based on the date you file your form. Your county board will notify you of your eligibility, and notify you of your polling place.
You may not register to vote if you have been convicted of a felony and you are currently incarcerated. You may register after being released from prison confinement.
N.Y. Election Law (5-508) allows victims of domestic violence to apply for a confidential registration by delivering a sworn statement to their local county Board of Elections stating they are a victim of domestic violence and they wish to have their voter registration record kept confidential because of the threat of physical or emotional harm to themselves or a family or household member. Their voter registration record will be kept separate and apart from other registration records for four years and not be made available for inspection or copying by the public or any other person, except election officials acting within the course and scope of their official duties. Under a separate section of the law (11-306), they can also be excused from going to their polling place to vote and get a special ballot. For further information, please contact the board of elections for confidential registration and special ballot procedures.
In order to have your name removed from the voting rolls, pursuant to N.Y. Election Law section 5-400, you must send a written letter to the local board of elections where you lived requesting to have your registration cancelled. You must send a written letter, you cannot accomplish this via email. For contact information go to the BOE contact information page.
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