New York Voter Information

Facts At A Glance

Registration Deadline: October 14th (by mail)


Do First Time Voters Need ID?


Do All Voters Need ID?


Complete New York Voter ID Laws

Do 1st time voters need ID? Yes
Do all voters need ID? No
Student ID accepted? No


What forms of ID are acceptable?

  • Current and valid photo identification
  • Current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the voter’s name and address.

New York Student Voter Info

Students who lived in New York before moving elsewhere to attend school, and who wish to establish or keep their New York voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ New York address), should have no problem doing so unless they have already registered to vote in another state. Students who consider their school address their principal home and who presently intend to remain at that address for the time being should be able to establish voting residency in New York.

New York Ex-Offender Voter Info

Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated and on parole. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of parole, and people on probation can vote. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.