Register, Then Vote For Our Future

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Download: National Voter Registration Form | Voter Registration FormPoll Worker Application |

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General and Primary Election Information

Presidential Election Day- November 6th, 2012

General Election: November 6, 2012 [Register by October 23, 2012 (by mail) or October 30, 2012 (in person)]
*Polls are open from 6am-8pm

Commonly Asked Questions

I registered to vote in the 2008 presidential elections. Do I have to register again?

Here is the link for voter registration lookup to see if you are already registered to vote:

I moved recently. Does my voter registration move with me?

No. If you move within your existing county, you must complete a new voter registration form to update your new address. If you move to a different county or state, you must re-register with your new county and/or state. To find this information, visit your state election office’s Web site.

Do I also have to notify my former election office that I have moved? 

Requirements vary by state, but it is generally a good idea to contact both your former and your new election offices regarding your registration status. The voter registration application asks that you provide information about your previous name, address, county and state. Your new election office uses this information to notify your former election office that you no longer reside in that jurisdiction. Link

If I'm a convicted felon can I vote?


A person who is currently confined to a correctional institution or facility or to a community residence is not eligible to have his/her voting rights restored. Also, anyone who is on parole or who has been convicted of election law violations is not eligible to register to vote.

Also, anyone who has been convicted of a felony after January 1, 2002 and has been sentenced to probation, not sentenced to confinement in an institution, is able to register to vote.  He/She will not lose their right to vote if they are already registered. Link


You are not eligible to register to vote if, you are serving a sentence or on parole or probation, as a result of a conviction of an indictable offense under state or federal law. Link


In New York, you can vote while you are on probation or once you have completed parole.  Your voting rights are automatically restored, but you have to register in order to vote.  You do not need any special documentation to register. Link

Should my employer let me off of work to vote?

No laws require companies to give workers time off to vote. But employers cannot influence or intimidate employees to vote for or against a particular candidate. Link

Yes, as much time at beginning or end of shift as will give employee time to vote, when combined with non-work time
Exceptions: Not required if employee has four consecutive non-work hours available at beginning or end of shift while polls are open.
Advanced notice: Yes, not more than 10 or less than 2 working days before the election.
Proof of Voting: No
Notes: Employer may decide hours. Companies who bar a worker from voting could lose their corporate charter. Conspicuous notice of voting rights must be posted not less than ten working days before every  election. Link

What if I am outside the country when it is time to vote?

Absentee information: Link

Absentee Information: Link

Registered voters who cannot make it to their polling site on Election Day because of occupation, business, studies, travel, imprisonment (other than a convicted felon), illness, disability, hospitalization, or residence in a long-term care facility can vote by absentee ballot. There are two ways to vote by absentee ballot: by mail or in person. Find out more here. Link

How do I find out where I go to vote?

Poll locator: Link

Poll Locator: Link

Poll Locator: Link

What time to voter polls open and close?

6:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Link

6:00 am to 8:00 pm. Link

6:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. Link


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