Voter Protection 2018

Election Day Voter Protection Team

View our full 2018 Voter Protection Training Calendar 

Here you can access training materials and join the Election Day Voter Protection Team

11/6: Sign Up Below for an Election Day Shift

NYDLC needs your help to protect the civil rights of ALL voters on Election Day (11/6) in top-priority Red-to-Blue Congressional and State Senate / legislative contests. Join the voter protection team and serve on Election Day as a Poll Watcher (inside) or Observer (outside) in competitive New York battleground races or travel out of state to support one of our partner programs across the U.S.

Join NYS Red-to-Blue Voter Protection



Voter Protection Out of State







The NYDLC--NY Dems Statewide Voter Assistance hotline # is 855-VOTE4NY

Poll watchers and Election Observers working with candidates/campaigns should NOT call this hotline to report Election Day incidents! Instead, please contact the relevant campaign phone number provided to you in Election Day poll site assignments, or report the issue to the local Board of Elections for resolution.
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2018 Voter Registration Deadlines

  • The 2018 NYS Political calendar is available here 

November 6, 2018 General Election (All Polls statewide OPEN at 6 AM and CLOSE at 9 PM)

MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3))
Applications must be postmarked no later than October 12, 2018 and received by a board of elections no later than October 17, 2018 to be eligible to vote in the General Election.

IN PERSON REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Sections 5-210, 5-211, 5-212)
You may register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year but, to be eligible to vote in the General Election, your application must be received no later than October 12, 2018. If honorably discharged from the US Military or have become a naturalized US Citizen after October 13, 2018, you may register in person at the Board of Elections up until October 27, 2018.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-208(3))
Notices of change of address from registered voters received by October 17, 2018 by a county board of elections must be processed and entered in the records in time for the General Election.

CHANGE OF ENROLLMENT (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-304(3))
An application to change one’s party enrollment for 2018 must be received by the board of elections no later than October 12, 2017.


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