If you are a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age before the next election, you are eligible to register as a voter. To vote in the November 6, 2012 General Election in New York, you need to register by Oct 12, 2012 (at least 25 days before the election). Postmarked by Oct 12, 2012 if you’re mailing the Voter Registration Forms. I’m hearing that the Board of Elections will receive the Voter Registration mailing by Oct 17 to be deemed good for the Nov 2012 voting. For the highly contested and VERY CROWDED 2013 Mayoral Race in NYC, you need to sign up as Democrat by Oct 12, 2012 to be able to vote in the 2013 Mayoral Primary election and pick the Democratic candidates for Mayor.
Print and Mail Option for NYC voters: Voter Registration link provided by NYC Board of Election (in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Bengali). You can print the voter registration in PDF format, and mail it out by postmarked date of Oct 12, 2012 (but slower than ONLINE registration). http://vote.nyc.ny.us/html/voters/voters.shtml
Print and Mail Option for NYS voters: Voter Registration link provided by NYS Board of Election (in English, Spanish). Mail it out by postmarked date of Oct 12, 2012. http://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingRegister.html
NY Voters! Know your 10 Bills of Rights as provided by the NY Election Laws. The 10 Bills of Rights presented by Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and animalnewyork.com. Read: http://www.scribd.com/doc/106152513/NYC-Voter-Bill-of-Rights
FIND YOUR POLL SITE LOCATION for NYC voters: Due to re-districting, many poll site locations in NYC have been changed. Check your poll site location via this NYC Poll Site Locator http://gis.nyc.gov/vote/ps/index.htm . Enter your address, you will find your poll site location for the November 6, 2012 election. Or you can call the Voter Phone Bank at 1.866.VOTE.NYC (1-866-868-3692) to find out your Poll Site location.
FIND YOUR POLL SITE LOCATION for NYS voters: Click on the NYS website to call the County Board of Election office to find out your Poll Site location. Your poll site locations may have changed after re-districting. http://www.elections.ny.gov/CountyBoards.html
ABSENTEE VOTING for NYC voters: If you will be out of town or have other reasons not to be able to vote on Election Day, you have the option to cast your Absentee Ballot. You can vote in-person in advance at the local offices of the Board of Elections, or you can call the Phone Bank 1.866.VOTE.NYC (1-866-868-3692) to get the Absentee Ballot in the mail, then you mail it back or drop it off at the local offices of the Board of Election. See details here: http://vote.nyc.ny.us/html/voters/absentee.shtml