Voter Registration Deadlines

In the midst of Covid-19, stay safe, stay home and register to vote online through the DMV with a State-issued I.D. or access the Form under the Register to Vote heading on this site. In addition, you can now vote by Absentee Ballot in the upcoming Election. Apply for an Absentee Ballot online.

General Election: November 3, 2020

  • Voter Registration Deadline: October 9, 2020
  • Vote by Absentee Ballot Deadline:
    • Request Form by October 27, 2020 with a Postmark by November 2, 2020.
  • Early Voting: October 24, 2020 - November 1, 2020.


A How-To Guide For Registering To Vote

Who Can Register?

In Order to be eligible to register to vote you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen by birth (anyone born in the United States or its territories, including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and certain Panamanians).
  • A naturalized U.S. citizen (Immigrants become U.S. citizens by "naturalization." Naturalized U.S. citizens are foreign-born individuals who are granted citizenship by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services).
  • At least 18 years old and a New York resident for at least 30 days prior to an election.
  • Not currently serving time in jail, on work release, or parole for a felony conviction.
  • You must be registered at least 25 days before the election.
  • You also need to register to vote if:
    • You have changed your address since the last time you voted or registered to vote.
    • You wish to change your party affiliation.
    • You have changed your name since last voting. 

The American Heritage Dictionary defines "voting" as the formal expression of a preference for a candidate for office or for a proposed resolution of an issue. Voting is the foundation upon which our democracy rests. The vote is our voice and it should be used loudly and regularly. Use your voice. Vote!

For more information on how to Register to Vote, please visit the CUNY website. CUNY students are also able to Register To Vote through CUNYfirst.


For additional Voter Registration Assistance, please contact:

Ms. Gisela Rivera
Director of Student Leadership & Development/ Campus Voter Registration Coordinator
GRivera@qcc.cuny.edu
(718) 631-6233

Register to Vote using CUNYfirst

It's Easy:

  1. Log into your individual CUNYfirst Account.
  2. Click the NYS Voter Registration Form.
  3. Print, Sign, and Mail postage-paid form.

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