Disability Voting Resources

Overview

Every American has the right to vote. For people with disabilities, there are federal and state laws to ensure that right.


Resources for Unregistered Voters

In order to vote, you must be registered in your borough. You can register to vote by mail or in-person at your local borough office.
List of Board of Elections Enrollment Sites
Board of Elections Printable Registration Form

Register to vote online in multiple language here 

Resources for Registered Voters

The following resources are for registered voters in NYC.

On Election Day, you can find where you need to go to cast your ballot by using the Poll Site Locator.

On Election Day if you have any issue with accessibility or casting your ballot, you can contact the Board of Elections headquarters for your borough:
Board of Elections Contact list

Absentee Ballot Voting

If you are unable to make it to the polls on Election Day because of occupation, business, studies, travel, illness, disability, hospitalization or resident in a long-term care facility, you may vote by absentee ballot.
Info on Absentee Voting on Board of Elections Website

Information on Accessible Voting Ballot Marking Devices

If you are a person with a disability that may have difficulty casting a ballot, there are Accessible Ballot Marking Devices that you can use instead.
If you need a Accessible Voting Ballot Marking System


Rights of People with Disabilities

NYC Board of Elections Voting Rights
The Americans with Disabilities Act and Other Federal  Laws Protecting the Rights of Voters with Disabilities
National Disability Voter Registration Network


Early Voting

Voting on Election Day

Starting with the 2019 General Election this Fall, New Yorkers will be able to cast their vote for 9 days in advance of Election Day. Voters will be assigned to an early voting poll site in the borough in which they reside.

Learn more about Early Voting