Voter information

CUNY VOTES is a comprehensive, non-partisan initiative whose mission is to promote student voter registration, voter participation and voter awareness through campus based activities, external partnerships and University-wide campaigns.

In the midst of COVID-19, stay safe, stay home, and register to vote online through DMV with a State issued ID and apply for an absentee ballot online.  If online is not an option, you can access these forms under the Register to Vote heading on this site.

Important dates:

  • September 28: National Voter Registration Day
  • October 8: Register to Vote NYS Deadline
  • October 18: Absentee ballot applications must be mailed or requested online or via fax.
  • November 2: General Election. This is also the last day to postmark absentee ballots or deliver in person to the Board of Elections.

2021 NYC election information:

To learn more about the upcoming 2021 NYC election, check out OR, a nonpartisan public education campaign designed as a one-stop shop for New Yorkers to find out which candidates are running, the role of different elected offices, and learn about the new ranked choice voting system for electing candidates.

Also, please be aware that there will be 5 ballot proposals in this year’s elections. Two are on voting: Same Day Voter Registration and No-Excuse Absentee Voting. To get more information on these ballot proposals, please visit the NYC Votes Ballot Proposals page. This site includes a collection of pros and cons for each of the five proposals.


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