40,000 voter applications filed online

Posted at 5:48 PM, Mar 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 01:31:09-04

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today an unprecedented surge in last-minute online voter registration activity.

Between March 10 and March 20, the state's first and only online voter registration system, processed more than 40,883 voter registration applications, including 20,889 from first-time voters.

The online registry also set an all-time record on Friday, March 18 with 13,961 voter registration applications received, including 7,128 from first-time voters.

New Yorkers must register by March 25 in order to cast ballots in the upcoming presidential primaries on April 19.

To register to vote, a New Yorker must:

  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Be 18 years old by December 31 of the year in which you submit the 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 prison or on parole for a felony conviction.
  • Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court.
  • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere

To register online just go to: MyDMV