Sign up to vote on National Voter Registration Day

You can also find information with News 12’s guide on how to register to vote.

News 12 Staff

Sep 22, 2020, 5:13 PM

Updated 1,401 days ago

Share:

If you want your voice heard in just a few weeks on Election Day, you need to vote - but you need to be registered first. 
League of Women Voters of Northern Westchester will be holding National Voter Registration Day events at area libraries such as the Mount Kisco, Somers, Lewisboro and Katonah. today until 2 p.m.
National Voter Registration Day was established in September 2012 and designed to remind Americans about the importance of voting.
According to election officials, millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote each year because they miss a registration deadline, don't update their registration, or aren't sure how to register. "Registering to vote in New York State requires filling in a large form, and people might be a little daunted by it or not know where to get the forms. We have the forms and we have the help," says Katherine Dering, of the League of Women Voters.
So there will be volunteers all over the country today holding events reminding people to register to vote. Registration rules can differ from state to state. In New York you can register to vote on-line, mail in a registration form, or do it in person.
The deadline to register in New York is Oct. 9. If you mail in a form, it's got to be postmarked by Oct. 9. New York does not offer voter registration on election day, which this year is Tuesday, Nov. 3. The early voting period here in New York runs from Saturday, October 24 to Sunday, November 1. But dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
You can also find information with News 12’s guide on how to register to vote.



More from News 12
1:42
North Rockland man to compete in Olympic Games, representing Ireland in shot put

North Rockland man to compete in Olympic Games, representing Ireland in shot put

2:06
Thursday brings another unsettled weather day, but better forecast follows

Thursday brings another unsettled weather day, but better forecast follows

1:38
Best of Westchester 2024 Party brings the county together for its biggest talents

Best of Westchester 2024 Party brings the county together for its biggest talents

0:41
Biden delivers solemn call to defend democracy as he lays out his reasons for quitting race

Biden delivers solemn call to defend democracy as he lays out his reasons for quitting race

1:25
Police: 1 hospitalized in afternoon Mount Vernon shooting

Police: 1 hospitalized in afternoon Mount Vernon shooting

1:43
Poughkeepsie residents fight to keep adult shelter out of neighborhood

Poughkeepsie residents fight to keep adult shelter out of neighborhood

1:23
Officials criticize Social Security Administration for sudden closure of Newburgh offices

Officials criticize Social Security Administration for sudden closure of Newburgh offices

0:58
2 Croton-on-Hudson housing proposals draw ire from some residents

2 Croton-on-Hudson housing proposals draw ire from some residents

0:30
Residents question water tower repairs in Unionville after county violation notice

Residents question water tower repairs in Unionville after county violation notice

1:36
Greenburgh to fix one of its worst intersections

Greenburgh to fix one of its worst intersections

0:28
Wallkill man arrested for DWI, drug possession in Ulster County

Wallkill man arrested for DWI, drug possession in Ulster County

0:22
North Salem School Board places superintendent on administrative leave

North Salem School Board places superintendent on administrative leave

0:38
Wildlife photographer helps hawk in distress in Rockland County

Wildlife photographer helps hawk in distress in Rockland County

0:37
$5,000 reward offered for information on suspect in fatal shooting

$5,000 reward offered for information on suspect in fatal shooting

1:05
Headlines: Cocaine sentencing in Port Jervis, barn fire death, cause of plane crash released

Headlines: Cocaine sentencing in Port Jervis, barn fire death, cause of plane crash released

4:23
Sen. Bob Menendez to resign from office Aug. 20 following corruption conviction

Sen. Bob Menendez to resign from office Aug. 20 following corruption conviction

1:27
What's Cooking: Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace's shrimp with leeks and beans

What's Cooking: Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace's shrimp with leeks and beans

1:49
Mamaroneck tackles chronic flooding with new study and projects

Mamaroneck tackles chronic flooding with new study and projects

0:28
Susan Siegel projected winner in Yorktown council election

Susan Siegel projected winner in Yorktown council election

0:14
LEGOLAND New York seeks master model builder in 'Brick Factor Model Builder' competition

LEGOLAND New York seeks master model builder in 'Brick Factor Model Builder' competition