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New York Sees Surge in Last-Minute Voter Registrations

By Staff

 

voteGov. Andrew Cuomo has announced an unprecedented surge in last-minute online voter registrations, less than one month before the New York State presidential primary.

Between March 10 and March 20, MyDMV, the state’s voter registration system, processed 40,883 voter registration applications, including 20,889 from first-time voters.

The website also set an all-time record Friday, March 18, by receiving 13,961 voter registration applications, including 7,128 from first-time voters, the state said.

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

“Our online voter registration portal is key in this administration’s efforts to knock down barriers to democracy and encourage more participation in the electoral process,” Gov. Cuomo stated. “I encourage anyone who needs to register, or update their information, to join the growing number of New Yorkers using this simple and convenient tool to ensure their eligibility to vote in the upcoming presidential primaries.”

Prospective voters must have a New York State driver license, permit or non-driver ID, the last four digits of their Social Security Number, and the ZIP code currently listed on their driver license, permit, or non-driver ID record to create a MyDMV account. The DMV then sends the voter registration applications to the county boards of elections in order to complete the registrations.

Applicants can check the New York State Board of Elections’ website to find out their voter registration status.

Visit https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/motor-voter-faqs for additional information regarding the voter registration process.