Your Vote Matters: The Monitor’s Guide to NYC Voter Registration

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This Year’s Midterm Elections are taking place on Tuesday Nov. 8. If you haven’t already, you can still register to vote in New York City, as long as you have been a resident for at least 30 days. If you’re unsure where to start, then this guide is for you.


Firstly, Student Develop.m.ent and Activities and Student Government Association will be hosting a voter registration drive on Wednesday Oct. 12 from 12-3 p.m. in the Hewitt Gallery. If you can’t make it, but still want to vote on important proposals like a $4.2 billion investment in renewable energy, improved storm and wastewater infrastructure, and zero-emissions school buses, Register to Vote | NYC Board of Elections is the place to go.


There, you will find the qualifications for registration and a link to the New York State Voter Registration Form, which must be mailed to New York City Board of Elections. The deadline to mail the completed form is Friday Oct. 14.   


Did You Know…            

    • To vote, you only need to be a resident of the city for 30 days by the time of the election?
    •  You can register in-person at any Board of Elections office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.?
    • Our school will be a polling place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on election day?
  • If you have an ID from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, you can register online instead?
  • You can still register even if you are currently registered in another state?


If you still want more information about voter registration, polling places, early voting, or candidates running,,, and are all wonderful resources!


As The Monitor continues to advocate for Gen Z engagement in the political process, our Gen Z Election Survey has launched! It was co-created by The Monitor advisor Professor Tatiana Serafin and her Comm 311: Public Affairs and Political Reporting Class. To participate, click here.