Press Release - 10-08-2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 8, 2015
DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES REMINDS NEW YORKERS OF OCTOBER 9 VOTING REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Registering made easy with DMV’s voter registration service, the first and only online registration service in the state
With only a couple days left to register to vote by the October 9 deadline in order to cast ballots in the upcoming November general elections, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding New Yorkers it is easier to register to vote than ever before using MyDMV’s voter registration application to register to vote, update your party enrollment, or change your address on file with the Board of Elections.
“New York residents who have not yet registered to vote, or those needing to update their voter registration information, have an extraordinary opportunity to log on to our website and do it quickly and easily, all from their computer, tablet, or mobile phone,” said DMV Executive Deputy Commissioner Terri Egan. “DMV is proud to offer this service, the first and only online voter registration process in New York State, and I urge New Yorkers to take advantage of it and have their voices heard this election cycle.”
To register, eligible New Yorkers sign up for a secure MyDMV account, which offers customers quick and easy access to a variety of personalized and secure online services without mailing in forms or making a trip to a local DMV office.
Upon completion, DMV sends the voter registration applications to the County Board of Elections for action. The New York State Board of Elections provides a website for residents to check their voter registration status.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on September 23 that more than 195,000 New Yorkers, more than 53,000 of which were registering for the first time, have registered to vote at dmv.ny.gov using DMV’s automated online system, MyDMV.
Click here for a list of frequently asked questions about the voter registration application process. For more information about DMV, visit dmv.ny.gov.