Your voice has never been more crucial! Be prepared to vote in the presidential election will take place on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

  • How to Vote

    Once you’re registered to vote, you can request an absentee ballot that will allow you to safely cast your vote by mail. (Check the “temporary illness” box on the application, unless a different reason applies to you.) Be sure to provide the correct address where you want to receive your official election ballot.

    Apply for an absentee ballot online or by email, mail or fax by October 27, 2020. Apply for an absentee ballot in person by November 2, 2020.

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  • NYC Voter Qualifications

    To register to vote, you must:

    • Be a citizen of the United States (includes those born in Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands)
    • Be a New York City resident for at least 30 days
    • Be 18 years old by the date of the election in which you want to vote
    • Not be serving a jail sentence or be on parole for a felony conviction
    • Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court
    • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere (outside the City of New York)


    Check if you’re registered
    Find out who will be on the ballot
    Find your polling place
    Read voting FAQs
    Get more information about voting
    CUNY Votes


    Shayla Pruitt
    Associate Director of Campus Life
    Voter Registration Coordinator