There are also deadlines for applying for an absentee ballot by mail or in person.
The clock is ticking on being able to register to vote in the November general election. In New York, mailed applications to register to vote must be postmarked no later than Friday, Oct. 12 and received by a board of elections no later than Wednesday, Oct. 17 to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 general election.
If you decide to register in person at your local board of elections, or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, your application must be received no later than Friday, Oct. 12.
If you are honorably discharged from the U.S. military or become a naturalized U.S. citizen after Oct. 13, you may register in person at the board of elections up until Saturday, Oct. 27.
Voting by absentee ballot? The last day to postmark an application or letter of application by mail for an absentee ballot is Tuesday, Oct. 30.
The last day to apply in person for an absentee ballot is Monday, Nov. 5, which is also the last day to postmark a ballot. The absentee ballot must be received by the local board of election no later than Monday, Nov. 19.
And the last day to deliver an absentee ballot in person — by someone other than the voter — to the local board of elections is Tuesday, Nov. 6.