The 2016 election season is in full swing and is slated to be one of the most important presidential elections in history! On Nov. 8, YOUR VOTE will help determine the nation’s next generation of local representatives and the next President of the United States. For years, Hot 97 has been the voice of the Tri-state area, representing hip hop culture for the next generation. As the United States enters a new era of leadership, YOUR VOICE has the power to change the outcome of the 2016 elections. Hip Hop Votes will help explain the election process, the candidates, and bring light to the issues that matter to you most. Stay up-to-date this election season with complete Hip Hop Votes coverage on HOT 97! Log on daily for new polls, discussions, news, editorials, information and much more as we draw closer to Nov. 8!


General and Primary Election Information

  1. National Voter's Registration Day - September 27, 2016
  2. Presidential Election Day- November 8th, 2016
  3. Register to vote: click here

The 2016 U.S. general election will be held on Tuesday, the 8th of November 2016. This election year will feature competitive Presidential Election, and elections to the United States Congress. The entire US House Of Representatives - all 435 members are up for re-election this year.



"Who Can Vote?"

Be a United State Citizen

Be 18 years old by December 31st 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.)

NOTE: The registration form on this website is ONLY for residents of New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Staten Island). Be sure to complete and return your registration application before the deadline.


"How Will I Know Where To Vote?"

You should receive a notice from the Board of Elections in the City of New York some time in August, telling you where to vote. It will also indicate your Election District / Assembly District number which you need to know on Election Day. 


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