NFL launches voting initiative 'NFL Votes'
NFL Votes is a league-wide initiative that is intended to include, support, and encourage the voting and civic engagement efforts of NFL fans, players, club and league personnel, and NFL Legends from now to Election Day. This initiative provides a platform for the NFL family and focuses on three key components of the electoral process: voter education, voter registration, and voter activation.
NYS Voting FAQs
How do I register to vote?
- Be a United States citizen;
- Be 18 years old (you may pre-register at 16 or 17 but cannot vote until you are 18);
- Resident of this state and the county, city or village for at least 30 days before the election;
- Not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction (unless parolee pardoned or restored rights of citizenship);
- Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court;
- Not claim the right to vote elsewhere.
View the link below for information on qualifications, how and where to register, how to make changes to your registration and options for victims of domestic violence.
When is the deadline to register to vote?
Applications must be postmarked no later than October 14, 2022 and received by a board of elections no later than October 19, 2022.
View the link below for more information.
How do I vote by mail/absentee?
You must apply online, postmark, email or fax a completed application or letter request for the General Election Absentee ballot by October 24, 2022. An in-person application can be filed until November 7, 2022. The last day to postmark a ballot is November 8, 2022, and must received no later than November 15, 2022 with Military Voter Ballots being received no later than November 21, 2022. The absentee ballot may also be delivered to the local board of elections or to any polling place in your county on November 8, 2022.
View the link below for qualifications, how to cast an absentee ballot and when the ballot is due.
How can I vote in the Military?
Persons serving in the military, along with their spouses and/or dependents, may register as a military voter in New York, entitling them to receive an absentee ballot for all federal, state and local races that they would be otherwise entitled to vote in if they were to go to their assigned polling place based on their New York residence.
View the link below for qualifications, how to register/apply, how to return your ballot, how to track your ballot and deadlines.
What if I need assistance voting?
The New York State Board of Elections is committed to providing exemplary assistance to all voters, including those with access needs. Any voter who requests assistance is entitled to receive it, regardless of the reason.
View the link below for details for any voter who has access needs.
How can I become a Poll Worker?
You are eligible to serve as a poll worker if you: Are a New York State registered voter. If you are 17 years old, you may be eligible if your school district participates in a program under Education Law Section 3207-a. Interpreters do not need to be registered voters. You will be assigned within the county where you live. If you live in New York City, you will be assigned within the five boroughs.
Vet the Vote works to recruit veterans and military family members to become poll workers, filling needed roles and civic duties on election day.
View the links below for details on how to get involved and become a Poll Worker.