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Voter Registration

The Office of Accessibility Services serves as a national voter registration site. The office is happy to assist any student in filling out or submitting an application to vote.


To be eligible to register to vote in New York, a person must meet all of the following criteria:

  • be a resident of New York (a person who has come to New York for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes).
  • be a U.S. citizen.
  • does not claim the right to vote in another State.
  • be 18 years old (Note: Any person who is 17 years old and will be eighteen years of age at the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening primary or special election).
  • not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law.
  • if convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored.

How can I obtain a voter registration application?

Voter registration applications are available in the Office of Accessibility Services, George Shepard Student Center in room 348 and at the Newburgh Campus in room 128. You can also get registration forms at most state agency offices and post offices.

SUNY Ballot Ready

The Sate University of New York Student Assembly site for voter and candidate informtion.


Call your County Board of Elections, or call 1-800-FOR-VOTE. Hearing impaired persons with TDD may call 1-800-533.8683.


(Note: Following these link will take you out of the SUNY Orange Web site. The college cannot be responsible for the content of these external web site).