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Voter Qualifications

Voter Qualifications

To register to vote in the City of New York, you must:


  • Be a citizen of the United States (includes those persons born in Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
  • Be a New York City resident for at least 30 days.
  • be 18 years old by the end of this year.

  • Not be serving a jail sentence or be on parole for a felony conviction.
  • Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court.
  • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere (outside the City of New York).