Marcy, NY (WIBX) - New York State is increasing the push to get eligible voters registered.

If you are not registered, or need to update your information, it is easy.

Our guide below should help.  If you still have questions you can call your local Board of Elections (and yes, we have included the links and numbers).

 

 

If you do not know if you are eligible to vote here are the qualifications:

  • You must be a citizen of the United States;
  • You must be 18 years old by the date of the election in which you want to vote (the next election is November 6, 2012);
  • You must live at your current address at least thirty days before the election;
  • You must not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction;
  • You must not be judged mentally incompetent by a court;
  • You must not claim the right to vote anywhere else.

Where can you register?

  • DMV Offices
  • County Board of Election Offices (click here to find yours)
  • Through the Mail:  (click here for English form) (click here for Spanish form)
  • Use the Internet: (click here to download an English form) (click here to download a Spanish form) Note that the on-line forms take some time to download.

A Voter Registration Form can also be used to change your address or change your party enrollment.

If you still have questions you can call the State Board of Elections at (518) 474.6220 or visit their website.

Remember the deadline to register to vote for the Presidential Election is Friday, October 12, 2012.  The General Election takes place Tuesday, November 6, 2012.  Mark your calendars!