Get Ready to VOTE!

Some say 2020 is the most important election year of our lifetime. Save these dates to make sure you are registered to vote and have the opportunity to cast your vote. 


Most states allow voters to submit a National Mail Voter Registration form. provides state-specific voter registration deadlines, absentee voting information, and early voting dates for your state. A number of additional resources can be found below. USPS recommends that mailed requests be sent at the earliest date possible.

New York Info

If you live in New York and have a state issued Driver License, Permit or Non-Driver ID simply visit the NY MyDMV Motor Voter site to register online. If you do not have these documents, you should complete an application to register to vote and mail it to your County or City Board of Elections.

Need an absentee ballot in New York?

October 27th is the last day to apply online or by mail for an absentee ballot. Note: The USPS recommends that voters mail in their completed ballots at least one week prior to their state’s deadline. Apply Now!

Early Voting in NYC

Early Voting in New York City will take place from October 24 - November 1. Columbia University is proud to serve as an Early Voting location on the Manhattanville (The Forum) and CUIMC (Russ Berrie Center) campuses. Find Your NYC Polling Location

NY Resources

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Become a Poll Worker

New York City is hiring Poll Workers to serve at poll sites throughout the city. Become an Election Worker and you can earn up to $2,800 over 10 days.

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Who's On The Ballot

Provides NYC voters information on their polling places, candidates, sample ballots, and voter registration information. 

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Check Registration Status

Find out if you are already registered to vote. 

General Voting Resources

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League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters works to register voters, provide voters with election information through voter guides as well as candidate forums and debates.

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TurboVote provides election reminders, help with voter registration and voting by mail throughout the US. logo uses technology to simplify political engagement, increase voter turnout, and strengthen American democracy.

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Federal Elections Commission

The FEC was created to promote confidence and participation in the democratic process.

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