Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office has announced that more than 195,000 New Yorkers, more than 53,000 of which were registering for the first time, have registered to vote at dmv.ny.gov using the Department of Motor Vehicles automated online system, MyDMV.
The service is the first online voter registration process available in New York State, officials said.
The deadline for New Yorkers to register to vote in the upcoming November general elections is Oct. 9.
“These online services are bringing the voter registration process into the 21st century, and knocking down the barriers that have prevented many from participating in the democratic process,” Gov. Cuomo stated.
Cuomo said the state launched the DMV’s online voter registration service in August 2012 in order to expand access to voter registration.
Visit dmv.ny.gov for additional information regarding the process.