What are the requirements to be eligible to vote in New York state and local elections?

Under New York law, you must meet several requirements in order to be able to vote in state and local elections. You must be a U.S. citizen, who is eighteen years of age or older, or who will be eighteen years or older on the date of the next election. You must have lived at your residence for at least thirty days before the election in which you want to vote, and you must not claim the right to vote elsewhere. Additionally, you must not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction. Finally, you must not have found to be mentally incompetent by a court. 

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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