It's National Voter Registration Day: Here's how to register to vote in NY, NJ and CT

Voting booths sit at a New York City Board of Elections voting machine facility warehouse, November 3, 2016 in the Bronx borough in New York City.
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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut took to social media on National Voter Registration Day to urge residents to register to vote. 

Here’s how you can register to vote in the general election in November if you live in the tristate area:


  • Register to vote on the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website (you’ll need a New York state driver’s license, permit or non-driver ID card; your current ZIP code; and your Social Security number)
  • Register in-person at your county Board of Elections office or at any “agency-based” voter registration center
  • Submit a voter application form through the DMV in-person at a DMV office
  • Request a New York State Voter Registration form by mail
  • Call 1-800-FOR-VOTE and request a voter application

Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked no later than Oct. 9, 2020 and received by a Board of Elections office no later than Oct. 14, 2020 to be eligible to vote in the general election, according to the state Board of Elections website. In-person registration applications must be received no later than Oct. 9, 2020.