Get Ready to Vote! Election Day is November 8.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 is Election Day. By participating in democratic elections, you can have a say about the people elected to represent you in local, state, and national government. Explore our voting rights book display to learn about the history of Americans fighting for the right to vote. Check out a few voting resources below, and make a voting plan to be sure you, your family members, and your friends are organized and ready to vote this fall.

Check your voter status

First check  to make sure you are currently registered to vote in New York. Only registered voters are allowed to cast a vote. You can also call 1-866-868-3692 to check your registration.

If you are registered outside of New York, please check out the U.S. governmental website to confirm your voting status.

Not registered to vote? There’s still time!

You can register to vote through CUNY First or through the DMV website. You can request your voter registration application online or by calling 1-800-FOR-VOTE (1-800-367-8683). The voter registration deadline is October 14, 2022.

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).

Figure out who you’d like to vote for

Not sure who’s on the ballot in your district? Head to and enter your address. You’ll see your poll location, and you’ll also have the opportunity to click on “View Sample Ballot” for a full list of all the people on the ballot in your district, as well as any special proposals you’ll be able to vote on.

You can also find out who will be on your ballot at Who’s On the Ballot  or Who Represents Me NYC. Or visit and enter your address to find all of the relevant races and candidates in your district.

Figure out where to vote

Search for your poll site. It’s important that you double-check your poll site this year, because some electoral districts in New York have changed: your district and poll site may have shifted as well. Find your polling place here. Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Polls are open from 6am to 9pm.

Vote early? Yes you can!

Voters are allowed to apply for an absentee ballot for several reasons, including being unable to appear at the polls due to illness like COVID-19. Request your absentee ballot online by October 24 and postmark it by November 8, 2022.

Voting Resources

Check if you’re registered

Find out who will be on the ballot

Find your polling place

Read voting FAQs

CUNY Votes

This post was co-written by City Tech Librarians Jen Hoyer and Rachel Jones.