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New York

Can I vote in NY while on probation?

Can I vote in NY if I have been convicted of a felony?

Yes, If you have finished your sentence.

In New York, people with felony convictions can vote after they are finished with incarceration and parole. Voting rights are automatically restored when incarceration/parole ends. No special permission is needed; just go ahead and re-register. (N.Y. Elec. Law § 5-106)

Can I vote in NY if I have been arrested?:


Will registering to vote in New York prevent my parents from claiming me as a dependent on their taxes?

No.  Students are often told that registering to vote in a different state from their parents will make them lose their dependency status. This is not true. Where you register to vote will have no effect on your parent’s tax status. “

Will registering to vote in New York affect my driver’s license or car registration?

“Voting in New York may be considered evidence of your residency for purposes of the motor vehicle laws. New York residents have 30 days to register their vehicles and apply for a New York driver’s license.”

Do I need ID when I go to vote at the polls in NY?

Generally, you do not need to bring ID to vote in New York. You simply sign your name, which will be compared with the signature the Board of Elections has on file. If, however, you did not provide ID when you registered to vote, you will be asked to provide ID the first time you vote at the polls. Acceptable ID  at the polls includes a (i) current and valid photo identification such as a student ID, or (ii) current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the voter’s name and address.  N.Y. Elec. Law § 8-303.

What type of ID do I need to register to vote in NY?

The New York’s voter registration form asks for your New York driver’s license or ID number, or the last four digits of your Social Security Number.  If you don’t provide this, you may be asked for ID at the polls. N.Y. Elec. Law § 8-303