If you want to cast a ballot in the upcoming Presidential Election, the state is reminding New Yorkers that you have to be registered to vote by October 14.

Any New Yorkers who want to register or change enrollment information can do so easily by using the state's online voter registration service on the state DMV website.

A new feature on the site allows applicants to use the voter registration page without having to set up a 'My DMV' account.

All you have to do is enter information from your NYS driver's license, permit, or non-driver ID, date of birth, current zip code, last four digits of your social security number and an email address.

"New York's online voter portal has helped break down barriers to democracy, making it easier than ever to register and ensure you can exercise your right to vote on election day," Governor Andrew Cuomo said. "I encourage eligible voters who need to register, or update their information to visit this new, improved and even more convenient web site and make sure your voice is heard."

The application takes just a few minutes to complete and can be found on the NYS
DMV website.

New York voter registration requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be 18 years old
  • Live at your present address for at least 30 days before an election
  • Not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction
  • Not be judged mentally incompetent by a court
  • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere