REGISTER TO VOTE
You may use the resources below to register for future elections.
In New York State, there are numerous ways to register, including through the Department of Motor Vehicles. We've also embedded the handy button below (from the nonpartisan organization Rock the Vote) to get you started.
Online: Visit the New York DMV site by clicking here
Phone: Call 1.800.FOR.VOTE to request a voter registration form.
By mail: To download a voting form click here.
"In a democracy, all are responsible."
- Hannah Greenberg Solomon (Founder, National Council of Jewish Women)
We encourage you to help "get out the vote" by volunteering with one of these nonpartisan organizations:
PROBLEMS AT THE POLLING SITE?
Call 866-OUR-VOTE or visit the Election Protection page here.
CANDIDATES AND ISSUES
How do I find out who represents me, on a local, state, and federal level
(with contact info)?
If you live in New York City, you can find out who your councilperson is here. If you live in New York State, you can find your Assemblyperson, State Senator, U.S. Representative, and U.S. Senator here.
How do I find out if what the candidates are saying is true?
How do I acquaint myself with my candidate's positions on various issues?
There are numerous nonpartisan resources available that tell you where your candidate stands, including:
• ISideWith.com, which offers a quiz to help you find out which candidate aligns with your views.
• Council on Foreign Relations, which focuses primarily on issues related to foreign policy and the environment.
What are the latest polls saying?
How do I find out who's running in an upcoming election?
For a comprehensive guide to who's running in New York, click here.
Rabbi Yitzhak taught, "A ruler is not to be appointed unless the community is first consulted."
- Talmud, B'rachot 55a
How do I find my polling place?
Click here to locate your polling place.
I may already be registered to vote. How do I find out?
Click here to find out if you are currently registered to vote.
What if I am out of the country or, if a resident of New York City, out of the city on Election Day; unable to appear at the polls due to temporary or permanent illness or disability; or because I am the primary caregiver of one or more individuals who are ill or physically disabled?
You will need to vote by absentee ballot. Click here to access the New York State Board of Elections page.
Can I vote if I am a student whose primary residence is in another district or state?
Yes! Click here for more information on how students can vote.
How do I vote if I am overseas with the military?
Persons serving in the military, along with their spouses and/or dependents, may register as a military voter in New York. This entitles them to receive an absentee ballot for all federal, state, and local races that they would otherwise be entitled to vote in if they were to go to their assigned polling place, based on their New York residence. Click here to access the New York State Board of Elections page.
How do I make changes to my address or change my party affiliation?
Click here to visit the New York State Board of Elections page with information on how to do both.
How can I become a poll worker?
Click here to learn more or call 866.VOTE.NYC. Make a difference and get paid!
"The most important political office is that of private citizen."
- Justice Louis D. Brandeis
Voting, Elections, and Citizenship: An Intergenerational Conversation
Grandparents and grandchildren sit down to discuss issues pertinent to our time: voting, elections, and what it means in this day and age to be a good citizen.
"I urge all members of the Jewish community to fulfill their obligations by registering as soon as possible, and by voting. By this, we can express our appreciation and contribute to the continued security of our community."
- Rav Moshe Feinstein z"l