Voters with Disabilities
The Office of AccessABILITY is a New York State Agency-Based Voter Registration Site, where students with disabilities are offered information, voter registration application forms and the opportunity to register to vote.
We will be glad to help you fill out the form, or help you register through CUNYFirst. There is no obligation to register to vote and your decision will have no effect on the services we offer you.
More Ways to Register
- You can register to vote (or update your registration) online, in person, or by mail (see registration links below)
- Call 1-800-FOR-VOTE (1-800-367-8683) to request a voter application.
- If you registered to vote in the past, and you have changed your political party, your name, or your home address, you will need to submit an updated registration form. You will also need to re-register if you have been in prison for a felony.
- Online registration: 25 days before Election Day
- Registration by mail: Must be postmarked 25 days before Election Day
- In-person registration: 25 days before Election Day
Registration Forms and Resources
NOTE: After you complete a paper form, you need to print, sign, and date it, and mail the form to your county board of elections.
- NY State Voter Registration Instructions →
- Accessible English Form Online >
- Accessible Spanish Form Online >
- Request a New York State Voter Registration form by mail →
- New York State Online Voter Registration Application →
- CUNY Voter Registration Information →
- New York City Voter Guide →
- Visit the NYC Board of Elections → for New York City election dates and voting/campaign policies
Accessible Voting Options
- If you are visually impaired and require a ballot with accessible features you may use the online Accessible Absentee Ballot Application portal.
- If you cannot pick up your ballot, you have the right to designate someone to pick it up for you. Only that person designated on your application may pick up and deliver your ballot.
- If you are permanently ill or disabled, you have the right to receive an Absentee Ballot for each subsequent election without further application. Simply file an application with your county board of elections indicating permanent illness or physical disability. You will then automatically receive an absentee ballot for every election until your registration is canceled.
- When mailing your completed ballot, the USPS recommends that voters allow enough time for ballots to be returned to the Board, which is generally seven days ahead of the general election.
- Absentee Ballot in English (PDF)
- Absentee Ballot in Spanish (PDF)