Your Vote Counts! Register to Vote for the General Election on November 6th

Senator Velmanette Montgomery

September 10, 2018

Dear Neighbor,

As a United States citizen, you can help shape the laws and policies used to govern our federal, state and local governments. Whether you are choosing a representative or voting on a referendum, you play a vital role. All you have to do is vote.

This brochure includes some information about voting and a registration card for you to register or update your information—such as a new address—with your county Board of Elections. Please take the time to get involved in our democratic process.

If you’re already registered, pass this brochure on to someone who is not and get them involved.


Senator Velmanette Montgomery



MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3))
Applications must be postmarked no later than October 12, 2018 and received by a board of elections no later than October 17, 2018 to be eligible to vote in the General Election.

IN PERSON REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Sections 5-210, 5-211, 5-212)
You may register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year but, to be eligible to vote in the General Election, your application must be received no later than October 12, 2018. If honorably discharged from the US Military or have become a naturalized US Citizen after October 13, 2018, you may register in person at the Board of Elections up until October 27, 2018.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-208(3))
Notices of change of address from registered voters received by October 17, 2018 by a county board of elections must be processed and entered in the records in time for the General Election.

CHANGE OF ENROLLMENT (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-304(3))
An application to change one’s party enrollment for 2019 must be received by the board of elections no later than October 12, 2018.

October 30  - Last day to postmark an application or letter of application by mail for an absentee ballot. 
November 5 - Last day to apply IN-PERSON for absentee ballot. 
November 5 - Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the local board of elections no later than Nov. 19th. Military Voter Ballots must be received no later than Nov. 19th.
November 6 - -Last day to deliver ballot IN-PERSON to the local board of elections (by someone other than the voter).

For more information about voting deadlines, visit:


To register to vote, download the attached PDF or call 718-643-1640 to request a voter registration form.


To learn more about the Senate Democratic Conference proposals to protect and expand New Yorkers’ voting rights, visit: