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Voting is the cornerstone of democracy in the United States of America, and a fundamental right of all citizens. Make sure you exercise your rights by registering and voting in the upcoming November election.
You are eligible to vote if you are a United States Citizen, meet your state's residency requirements, are 18 years of age on or before Election Day, and register to vote by your State's deadline.
More information is available at:
- Voter registration deadlines in New York State: http://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingDeadlines.html
- General information about elections and registering to vote in New York State: http://www.elections.ny.gov/
- New York Voting Guide from the League of Women Voters: http://www.vote411.org/state_guide?state_id=New%20York#.V-QzsPkrJhE
If you are not from New York State and are wondering where you should register to vote, check out the STUDENT VOTING GUIDE 2016 at Brennan Center for Justice. This page has helpful, state-by-state information for students and other young people who are voting for the first time. Remember to give yourself extra time if you need to file for an absentee ballot.
Remember that voting is just as important in non-Presidential election years. Always keep your voter registration and address up-to-date and pay attention to the Board of Elections in your home state.
See even more information on our Election 2016 Research Guide.