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Voter Eligibility

In order to register to vote, and to vote in New York, you must:

    • be a United States citizen;
    • be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you file this [voter registration] form (note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote);
    • resident of this state and the county, city or village for at least 30 days before the election;
    • not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction (unless parolee pardoned or restored rights of citizenship);
    • not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court;
    • not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

You may pre-register to vote at 16 or 17 years old, but you cannot vote until you are 18 years old.

To request additional information about voter eligibility in New York or in other states, please email us at  civicjustice@stonybrook.edu.

For more information, visit our Voter Eligibility page.

 

Register to Vote

Option 1 (Preferred): Visit us in the Student Activities Center, Room 226.

    • Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5pm, when offices are open.

Option 2: Contact the Center for Civic Justice at  civicjustice@stonybrook.edu to request a voter registration application. Our team will identify a convenient date and time for you to complete the application with us. We will ensure that you successfully complete your application.

Option 3: Complete the voter registration application online. Once you have completed the voter registration application online, print it, sign it, date it and deliver it to our team in the Student Activities Center, Room 226 (Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm, when offices are open). We will either mail it or deliver it in person to your local elections office for you.

Option 4: Once you have completed the voter registration application online, print it, sign it, date it and either mail it or deliver it in person to your local elections office yourself.

To request additional information about registering to vote in New York or in other states, please email us at  civicjustice@stonybrook.edu.

For more information, visit our  Register to Vote page.

 

Absentee Voting

Qualifications to Vote by Absentee Ballot (New York)

    • Absent from your county or, if a resident of New York City absent from said city, on Election Day.
    • Unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability; or because you are a primary care giver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled.
    • A resident or patient of a Veterans Health Administration Hospital.
    • Detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony.

How to Obtain an Absentee Ballot

Complete the New York State Absentee Ballot Application Form online. Once you have completed the application form online, print it, sign it, date it and deliver it to our team in the Student Activities Center, Room 226 (Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm, when offices are open). We will either mail it or deliver it in person to your local elections office for you.

You can also either mail it or deliver it in person to your local elections office yourself.

The application form must either be personally delivered to the county board of elections no later than the day before the election, or be postmarked by a governmental postal service no later than the seventh day before the election.

How to Vote by Absentee Ballot

The absentee ballot must either be personally delivered to the county board of elections no later than the close of polls on the day of the election, or be postmarked by a governmental postal service no later than the day before the election and received no later than the seventh day after the election.

To request additional information about absentee voting in New York or in other states, please email us at  civicjustice@stonybrook.edu.

For more information, visit our  Absentee Voting page.

 

Contact Information

Center for Civic Justice, Stony Brook University
Steven Adelson, Coordinator
Student Activities Center, Room 226
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2800
Email: civicjustice@stonybrook.edu
Phone: 631-632-6822

Suffolk County Board of Elections
Yaphank Avenue, P. O. Box 700
Yaphank, NY 11980
Email: BOEinfo@suffolkcountyny.gov
Phone: 631-852-4500
Fax: 631-852-4590