Friday, Oct. 12 is the deadline in New York state to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election.

You can register to vote at the Suffolk County Board of Elections located at 700 Yaphank Avenue in Yaphank or at any N.Y. State agency-based voter registration center, including any office of the Department of Motor Vehicles, Social Services, Labor Department, Workers Compensation and military recruitment. See full list of of state voter registration center offices. 

You can download a voter registration form here and register by mail. The completed form must be postmarked on or before Oct. 12 and mailed to Suffolk County Board of Elections, P.O. Box 700, Yaphank NY 11980. You can also deliver it to the county board of elections in person (located at 700 Yaphank Avenue in Yaphank) on or before Oct. 12.

To register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years old (by Dec. 31) and must live at your present address for at least 30 days before an election. You must not be in jail or on parole for a felony conviction and you must not claim the right to vote elsewhere.

If you won’t be able to vote in person on Nov. 6, you can download an application for an absentee ballot here

The application for an absentee ballot must be postmarked on or before Oct. 30 and mailed to the Suffolk County Board of Elections, P.O. Box 700, Yaphank NY 11980.

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Denise is a veteran local reporter, editor, attorney and former Riverhead Town councilwoman. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including investigative reporting and writer of the year awards from the N.Y. Press Association. She is a founder, owner and co-publisher of this website.Email Denise.