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Get Up, Stand Up! Information for Voters before Election Day

The crowd in front of the New York office on the night of the Tilden-Hayes election, 1876., Digital ID 801476, New York Public Library

The New York State General Election is November 2, 2010.  Both Senate seats and a gubernatorial election are up to be voted on as well as many other races. The voter registration deadline is coming right up, read below for more information.
If you are registered already, find out where to vote.
If you aren’t sure if you are registered or not, you can enter some basic personal information here to check.
FAQ from Voter Assistance Commission [PDF]


Learn more about the candidates here:

2010 General Election Voter Registration Deadline

Applications must be postmarked not later than October 8th and received by a board of elections not later than October 13th to be eligible to vote in the General Election.

IN PERSON REGISTRATION Secs. 5-210, 5-211, 5-212
You may register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year but, to be eligible to vote in the November general election, your application must be received no later than October 8th except, if you have been honorably discharged from the military or have become a naturalized citizen since October 8th, you may register in person at the board of elections up until October 22nd.

Qualifications to Register to Vote (via

  • be a United States citizen;
  • be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you file this form (note: you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary or other election in which you want to vote);
  • live at your present address at least 30 days before an election;
  • not be in jail or on parole for a felony conviction and;
  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

Where to register:

Information about absentee ballots


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