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State: New Yorkers Break Voter Registration Record on DMV’s Website

By Staff

 

voteThe Department of Motor Vehicles’ automated online system processed 214,356 online voter registration applications from October 1 to October 14, breaking the previous record of 140,602 applications in September, according to the state.

In October, registrants also set two additional single-day records, with 59,018 applications processed on Thursday, Oct. 13 and 67,782 processed on Friday, Oct. 14.

“Our online voter registration system has broken down barriers, and enabled hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers to participate in the electoral process,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated. “These new records demonstrate the ease and success of this system, and I am proud these New Yorkers are ensuring their voices are heard.”

Gov. Cuomo launched the online application system in 2012, and, since then, he said the DMV website has processed 822,014 online voter registration applications, including 383,118 from first time voters.

The applications processed on the DMV’s website are sent to the appropriate County Board of Elections for review, and the county then notifies applicants that they are registered to vote, or whether additional information is needed.

Oct. 14 was the final day to register to vote in New York, and the upcoming presidential election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Applicants may visit the New York State Board of Elections to check their voter registration status.

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